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Mortgage rates are also at their highest level in four years, and an increase could affect the housing market.
Are small stores in a crisis, or are they just transitioning to something new? Ally Schweitzer from WAMU learns more from business owners and retail experts.
While some have welcomed the new investment, China's increasing involvement in Africa has also raised concerns of neocolonialism.
The latest WBUR poll shows likely Democratic voters split about the future of the $2.4 billion casino under construction along the Mystic River in Everett after sexual misconduct allegations against...
There's strong support for bringing Amazon to the Boston area, but residents are skeptical about giving the tech giant tax incentives and worry about its potential impact on housing and...
A new poll from WBUR finds an overwhelming 71 percent of Massachusetts voters say they want to bring Amazon's second headquarters to the area.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Roben Farzad, who hosts "Full Disclosure" on NPR One, about the state of the gun industry.
China is investing billions of dollars in Southeast Asia as part of the initiative, with construction of a railway across Myanmar already underway.
On Wednesday, Boston University announced it had dismissed 'On Point' host Tom Ashbrook.
The news surprised economists because while wages have been rising, the price of basic commodities has not.
The China Ocean Shipping Company recently finalized its takeover of the terminal in Belgium's biggest port. The company also owns a majority stake in Greece's Piraeus port.
The Denver-based media company owns hundreds of newspapers around the country, including the Lowell Sun and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.
We talk to John Carroll, WBUR media analyst and professor of journalism at BU, about what the sale will mean for the Herald and local news.
It's a surprising move from a company that has been rapidly expanding for years.
The U.S. stock market has seen two weeks of topsy-turvy gains and losses and what analysts call a "correction."
Oil prices have dropped more than 10 percent since late January.
One of the most well-known buildings in Chicago is losing its name.
The town of Khorgos sits on Kazakhstan's border with China. It's remote, but it's perfectly located for China's "Belt and Road" initiative.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is joining the chorus of state leaders who worry that regulators have bitten off more than they can chew by trying to simultaneously launch several different...
Is it possible to feel bereft at the loss of one’s tax preparer? asks Peter Guthrie. Yes, when you've shared laughs and stories over at least a dozen years.