Topic: University of Massachusetts Amherst
A selective preview of some of the more intriguing matchups in the so-called 'Sweet 16' - the round of sixteen remaining teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament - taking place on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23.
Minimum wage laws raised the wage floor in eight states as of Jan. 1. Washington now tops all states, at $9.04 an hour. Economic effects of raising the minimum wage are in hot dispute.
Oh, the promise of a new year! So many fresh starts and remarkable discoveries lie ahead – including the many that will be made between the pages of a book. For those eager for a preview, here’s a sampling of some of the more promising of the early 2012 titles.
12/30/2011 07:50 am
For Republicans, the EPA ranks up there with the IRS as one of the most-reviled agencies in Washington, calling it a 'jobs killer.' The record of the Obama EPA, though, is more nuanced.
11/22/2011 11:15 am
Tennis helped Ned Eames thrive during his childhood – now he uses it to help Boston kids improve their reading skills and stay in school.
09/12/2011 11:34 am
The Obama administration has taken a tougher stance after federal officials saw problems at a number of schools. But some say the administration is taking things too far.
09/02/2011 03:30 pm
The details of new EPA regulations, released Thursday, mandate reductions in power-plant emissions. 'Old, decrepit plants' without pollution controls may be just too costly to retrofit and be shut down by their owners, say analysts.
07/07/2011 06:19 pm
Who is Whitey Bulger, and why does Wednesday's arrest of this aging crime boss matter so much to the FBI?
06/23/2011 02:49 pm
Whitey Bulger: After an international manhunt, the FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger at an apartment in Santa Monica along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig on Wednesday.
06/23/2011 11:41 am
Despite a big leap in the use of prayer for health among Americans, the government has decided not to study it as a complement or alternative to medicine.
06/17/2011 03:35 pm