Raytheon benefits from surge in US arms exports

The Obama administration is making an aggressive push, both publicly and privately, to help US weapons manufacturers sell more arms overseas.

Globe investigations found the BRA’s board — Paul Foster, vice chairman Timothy J. Burke, former chairman Clarence J. Jones, Michael P. Monahan, and treasurer Consuelo Gonzales-Thornell — rubber-stamped deals the BRA staff negotiated privately with developers, often with the mayor’s imprimatur.

BRA cuts deals at expense of affordable housing

A four-month investigation has found that the agency allowed at least five developers breaks on affordable housing fees of $3.4 million without disclosing them publicly.

The owner of the 41-year-old Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station won a 20-year license extension in 2012.

Changing energy landscape may save Plymouth nuclear plant

Pilgrim has struggled with unplanned outages and economic pressures, but officials say the facility is likely to keep operating for years to come.

Mohegan’s flagship casino in Connecticut is far larger than its Revere resort would be.

Trying to replicate Mohegan’s success

Mohegan Sun faces a Dec. 31 deadline to complete a colossal task: submit plans to replicate in Revere the experience of visiting Mohegan, a place that cannot be replicated.


N.E. Catholics on Pope Francis

New Englanders discuss how they’ve been absorbing the pope’s words and gestures, considering their meaning for the church — and for their own spiritual lives.

Catholics in the age of Francis speak out

His words can startle, charm, electrify. Many are finding something new, something to live by, as the pope models the awesome power of humility.

The Ravens’ Terrell Suggs doesn’t hide his dislike for Patriots QB Tom Brady.

Patriots at Ravens, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Growing rivalry delivers on, off field

As rivalries go, Patriots-Ravens isn’t exactly Harvard-Yale, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in intensity.


When doctors prescribe books to heal the mind

Can you read your way to psychological health? Britain is finding out.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/22/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/keane1222-860--90x90.jpg Desperate measures

Vandalism is a lousy way to create neighborliness, nor are bomb threats a great way to handle exam stress.


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Bruins 4, Sabres 1

Reilly Smith was congratulated on his first-period goal.

Rematch goes to Bruins

The Bruins survived two 5-on-3 penalty kills and went on to beat the Sabres two nights after losing to them in Buffalo.

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Innovation Economy

Wheels Up says it has signed up about 150 members.

Can Boston get plane-sharing off the ground?

What if, instead of boarding that cramped turboprop to Rochester, you could stretch out in a comfy private cabin of a ZipCar-like shared plane?


new england writers at work

Author Lauren Slater writes and works on her jewelry in a small cottage with red walls at her home in Harvard.

Lauren Slater is always creating

Two years ago, the “Welcome to my Country” author moved from Somerville to Harvard, where she writes in a small cottage with red walls.