Your lottery odds are worse than you think

Rea­son­able con­sumers would not equate a tie with a win,” said Mark Got­tlieb, the exec­u­tive director of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity School of Law’s Public Health Advo­cacy Insti­tute, which opposes lot­teries as […]

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Mass. unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent

The state’s economy is still on the growth path,” said Alan Clayton-​​​​Matthews, an eco­nomics pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “It appears that the labor market is still improving. … Many states […]

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State should revive US history requirement

A basic pur­pose of Amer­ican public edu­ca­tion is to teach stu­dents how to exer­cise the rights and respon­si­bil­i­ties asso­ci­ated with active cit­i­zen­ship in a democ­racy, but national testing shows that […]

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Sounds of a feeding frenzy

Each autumn night below the sur­face of the Gulf of Maine, a feeding frenzy takes place. It’s occurred for eons, but until just recently, human observers had little idea what […]

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