It may seem convenient to think of technology companies as similar, but they’re really not.
When thinking about regulating them, it's useful to know Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft have some similarities. But generally they're not competing with each other – or anyone else.
Flint, Mich., has one of the highest crime rates in the country for a city of its size. One neighborhood has found a novel way to fight back.
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Crime is way down in one Flint, Michigan, neighborhood, where locals have teamed up to revamp neglected public spaces. Here, why 'busy streets' can prevent violence and save cities money.
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
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How Americans decide who can come into the country and who can stay reflects beliefs about what makes people worthy of opportunity.
Most caregivers today are assisting their relatives. What will happen in the years ahead?
The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
Knowledge has been democratized. What does that mean for scientists?
Much like the printing press upset the social order centuries ago, the explosion of information online is challenging the role of scientists in society.
What happened to people inside this building, the U.S. Embassy in Havana?
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Were foreign diplomats and tourists attacked with a 'sonic weapon' – or was it something else? Ultrasound researchers demonstrate a rational, evidence-based explanation.
Moviegoers familiarize themselves with the joystick that will allow them to interact with the film ‘I’m Your Man’ during its premiere on Dec. 16, 1992.
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Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
Students who walked out of school protest against gun violence in front of the White House.
The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can't escape politics in an age saturated with social media.
Rob Porter, left, an aide to President Trump, resigned after reports surfaced that he had abused his two ex-wives.
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Domestic violence services have rightly focused most attention on meeting survivors' needs. Increasingly, though, organizations are involving men and boys in domestic violence prevention.
Larry Fink, right, shared a stage with several of the CEOs he urged to spend more time doing good.
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Companies are flush with cash and profits and soon will have even more once the tax cut takes effect. So they can afford to be good again.
A 24-hour news cycle can leave young people feeling more distressed than usual.
In a survey of 80 teens and college-aged Americans, most said they'd experienced physical or emotional distress before and after the 2016 presidential election.
A couple in bed. Research shows that sex is important to happiness and good health.
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Love may make the world go round, but sex keeps it going. There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the horrors of bad sex. But it's important to remember that good sex is good for us.
‘Anti-Semitism is treatable’ – a banner at a Warsaw demonstration.
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Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
Physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for the sexual assault of girls on the USA Gymnastics team.
These terms are often used interchangeably by the public, and though the concepts are overlapping, there are important distinctions.
Macron in Davos on Jan. 24, 2018, where he argued that economic growth wasn’t an end in itself.
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French companies will no longer be 'forbidden to fail' and 'forbidden to succeed,' the French president tells the World Economic Forum.
Donnie Cardenas, on bed, waits with his roommate Torrey Jewett at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., Jan. 10, 2018. Cardenas had the flu.
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The flu is not only making millions of people sick this year. It's causing fear and, along with it, a lot of confusion. Should you get a flu shot? Should you see the doctor? An expert advises.
Consolidation is happening at a rapid pace. But who will bear the brunt of the costs?
In the coming year, media companies will be adjusting to a new reality – one that ultimately leaves consumers with fewer choices.
Coal stockpile at Valley Power Plant, Milwaukee, Wis.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected a Trump administration proposal to reward coal and nuclear power plants for storing fuel on-site, as a way to make the power system more reliable.
New special savings and investment accounts could help pave the way to college for America’s poor and middle class.
Children's savings account programs are springing up around the country. A researcher says these special accounts could help pave the way to college for America's poor.
At least one economist worries we’ll be mostly poorer.
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We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.