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Crypto's plummet tests the durability of a hype-driven industry

A Coinbase sign outside the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.
(Richard Drew/AP Photo)

A sell-off over in recent days has erased more than a quarter of the value from the global crypto market

Vegetable oil prices soar, far outstripping other food inflation

A field of sunflowers near Horishni Plavni, Ukraine, is shown in 2019. (Evgeniy Maloletka/Bloomberg)

Agricultural economists say this particular storm is unlikely to pass anytime soon.

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Musk puts Twitter buy 'on hold,' casting doubt on $44B deal

CEO Elon Musk departs from the justice center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Musk says his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is

Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on temporary hold, raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition

East Lyme doughnut shop celebrates 50 years

Kendra Facchini, left, and Gina Terracciano work together Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to fill an order of 48 boxes that hold a half-dozen donuts for the Coast Guard Academy, in the kitchen of Flanders Donuts & Bake Shop in East Lyme. The Terracciano family is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their business.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Greg Terracciano has owned the Flanders Donut and Bake Shop for the past 20 years. It is open for 12 hours a day, so he has to make sure he has enough doughnuts and baked goods; his family helps run the place.

Food fight: Restaurants sue Boston over al fresco dining fee

The owners of five restaurants in Boston’s North End say in a lawsuit against Mayor Michelle Wu that the city’s $7,500 fee on eateries in the neighborhood that want to offer outdoor dining this summer is unconstitutional