Who is actually the middle class?

There is a fun­da­mental obstacle to most con­ver­sa­tions about income inequality: Just about everyone likes to believe that they are average. Whether you make $32,000 or $200,000, you tend to […]

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Job growth picks up in Mass.

The Mass­a­chu­setts unem­ploy­ment rate slipped below the nation’s for the first time since November as employers added nearly 4,000 jobs last month, the state Exec­u­tive Office of Labor and Workforce […]

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Emerson, Northeastern jump on tech bandwagon

First came the musi­cians; now, here come the writers, dancers, and actors. Sorry, tech types: The arts and human­i­ties keep crashing your inno­va­tion party. In just the last two months, Berklee […]

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Boston 4th for income gap between rich and poor

Boston’s dynamic, hard-​​​​charging economy comes at a price: greater income inequality. Boston has the fourth-​​​​largest gap between rich and poor among the nation’s 50 largest cities, according to a study […]

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Traffic radio station prefers humans to high tech

In the epic quest to out­smart traffic con­ges­tion in Boston, com­muters have any number of high-​​​​tech weapons at hand: Google Maps, which uses GPS to pro­vide real-​​​​time traffic data, apps […]

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Smart bike” focuses on safety

It sounds like a pic­ture straight out of the Jet­sons: A bicycle that com­mu­ni­cates with its rider, sends mes­sages to sur­rounding dri­vers, and can serve as a black box in […]

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Facebook meets boot camp

BY THE 10th anniver­sary of Face­book, it’s become almost a cliche to talk of social media as putting dis­tance between people: It’s made face-​​​​to-​​​​face inter­ac­tion obso­lete, or so the argument […]

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