NFL can’t afford to fumble now

Dan Lebowitz has watched with dismay as the lords of pro foot­ball have tied them­selves up in knots over their inept han­dling of domestic vio­lence cases involving their players. America’s favorite […]

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SJC rules Tesla can sell cars directly

For now, Mass­a­chu­setts car buyers should not expect a sig­nif­i­cant ripple effect from Monday’s ruling, said John E. Kwoka, an eco­nomics pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity who sub­mitted an unso­licited friend-​​​​of-​​​​the-​​​​court […]

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Schools’ wait lists called a drag on economy

Many voca­tional and tech­nical schools across Mass­a­chu­setts have long waiting lists for stu­dents seeking admis­sion, cre­ating a bot­tle­neck in worker training even as thou­sands of well-​​​​paying jobs go unfilled for […]

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25 years of The Simpsons, turned into word data

North­eastern his­to­rian Ben Schmidt spe­cial­izes in finding pat­terns in large bodies of dig­ital text. Usu­ally his work per­tains to serious topics, but on a lark—in a single evening, in fact—he […]

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Students’ old gear gets a recycling push

Every spring as stu­dents move off campus, dor­mi­tory hall­ways, quads, Dump­sters, and the streets of sur­rounding neigh­bor­hoods are strewn with lightly worn but unwanted futons, lamps, text­books, minifridges, kitchen­ware, and […]

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