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All of his UMass classes are online. So why did one cost $1,425 extra?

The fee for a writing class, when the bill arrived three weeks after classes had begun, turned out to be high: $1,425, boosting total tuition by 18 percent.

Winter energy costs to be higher but oil users may get break

Home heating costs are expected to grow this winter because of projections of colder weather and people continuing to shelter at home due to the pandemic. But many could get a break in New England, which is heavily dependent on heating oil.

Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank visits Babson, one of his beneficiaries

To Atlanta Falcons owner and Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank, profit and purpose go hand in hand.

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Chelsea is about to become the country’s biggest experiment in giving out no-strings-attached checks

Beginning in November, about 2,000 low-income families will be given $200 to $400 a month, money that can be used for anything from food to paying bills.

Coca-Cola eliminates TaB, its original diet soft drink

TaB, Coca-Cola Co.'s original diet soft drink, is going down the drain.

Twitter allows links to N.Y. Post story on Biden, backtracking again

Twitter is no longer restricting people from sharing links to a controversial New York Post story that contains potentially damaging allegations about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.


Local booksellers push back against Amazon with #BoxedOut campaign

In Boston and beyond, shops posted harsh messaging against the retail giant in their storefronts and on social media starting Wednesday.

With housing courts set to reopen Monday, calls grow to extend ban on evictions

A growing chorus of state and local officials, including Attorney General Maura Healey, are urging Governor Charlie Baker to extend the state’s strict ban on evictions, at least until measures Baker rolled out on Monday are up and running.