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Biden, Democrats bet on long-term goals for short-term boost

President Joe Biden’s legislative victories have aimed to position the U.S. to “win the economic competition of the 21st century,” but his investments to boost the nation’s technology, infrastructure and climate resilience over the next decade are set against a 90-odd-day clock until the midterms Read More

 

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Former Twitter worker convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia

A former Twitter employee has been convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering More »

 

Lawmakers in India pass energy conservation bill

The Indian government took another step toward its climate goals by passing a conservation bill through parliament’s lower house, which makes it easier to put a price on carbon emissions and encourages the use of non-fossil fuel sources to generate power across the country More »

 

Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up

Billions of dollars in investments are pouring into companies changing the recipe for plastic More »

 

Researchers ask Census to stop controversial privacy method

Prominent demographers are asking the U.S. Census Bureau to abandon a controversial method for protecting survey and census participants’ confidentiality More »

 

Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders

For Boston subway riders, it seems every week brings a new tale of transit woe More »

 

Japan tech giant SoftBank posts $23 billion quarterly loss

Japanese technology company SoftBank Group posted a $23 billion loss in the April-June quarter as the value of its investments sank amid global worries about inflation and interest rates More »

 

Musk says Twitter deal could move ahead with 'bot' info

Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are ‘spam bots’ or real people More »

 

Amazon to buy vacuum maker iRobot for roughly $1.7B

Amazon on Friday announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 billion More »

 

Meta quieter on election misinformation as midterms loom

Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in elections even as the U.S. midterms approach More »

 

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