Confidence in Trump drives Dow up sharply

The Dow Jones industrial average has jumped more than 8 percent since Nov. 8, driven largely by financial companies, and for the first time is within reach of the 20,000 mark.

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The stock market has soared to record highs since Election Day, and many Americans are feeling more than a little conflicted about it.

// New England will be the coldest place in the US on Friday

With the windchill, it?s expected to feel as cold as minus-20 degrees early Friday in Boston, meteorologists said.

Schools cancel class Friday due to bitter cold temperatures

Here?s a list of Massachusetts public schools canceling or delaying classes on Friday due to the expected bitter cold temperatures.

// Diver in Braintree died in the presence of his teenage son

The water level was being lowered Thursday evening with the intention to remove the worker?s body in a ?dignified and respectful? manner.

// Baker administration accused of denying shelter to homeless mothers

One lawsuit says homeless parents and children are turned away because shelters are full and the state has stopped using motels.

// Headmaster at Madison Park school on leave

Shawn Shackelford, the headmaster of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, on leave Thursday.

// City will soon be able to revoke permits at unsafe work sites

City officials will soon have the authority to deny, revoke, or suspend a permit for any contractor with a poor record of ensuring their workers? safety.

// Teamsters official to serve 6 months? home confinement in ?Top Chef? case

Mark Harrington is the head of the union that was accused of harassing and extorting the TV show?s crew.

// Over 40 are arrested in Boston police, FBI drug bust operation

The early-morning raids marked the end of a long-running investigation into illegal gun and drug sales.

Dugan Arnett wandered down Winter Street while looking for marijuana in Boston.

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How hard is it to get pot now that it?s legal?

On this first day of legal marijuana in Massachusetts, a Globe reporter attempted to buy some weed. Here?s how his day unfolded.

Ground Game

// With Carrier, Trump exposes rift between unions and leaders

Somehow Donald Trump, who claims a net worth of $10 billion, was standing up for the little guy, against their own union boss.

//[1].jpg Tom Brady sends signed Uggs to fan who allegedly lost tooth in slipper hunt

Thursday was a mixed bag for Patriots fan Luke Barosky: He allegedly lost a tooth, but apparently gained a pair of Tom Brady?s slippers.


// Bruins come up short against Ducks

Zdeno Chara, Austin Czarnik, and David Krejci scored for Boston.

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// Ed Ansin will double down on local news as WHDH splits with NBC

Ansin?s Channel 7 will add newscasts in the morning, and he?s beefed up the newsroom, hiring dozens of reporters, anchors, and producers.

The Kirkham family?s holiday card reflects the messy reality of life with small children.

A new holiday tradition: Photo cards with a dash of snark

Photo card websites have begun to introduce a more honest approach.

Craig Sager had the respect and admiration of the NBA?s biggest stars, including Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, shown here speaking to the Turner Sports reporter during a game last season.

Craig Sager was beloved in the NBA community

The outpouring of salutes and condolences came from every corner of the NBA community, past and present, after news of Sager?s death.

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) looks on during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd was arrested early Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz., on charges of driving under the influence and failure to obey a police officer. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)


Patriots pick up WR Floyd, who was cut from Cardinals after DUI

Michael Floyd, the former first-round pick of the Cardinals, was cut Wednesday after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.


// The Weekender: Dancing feet, first Impressionists, and dirty Waters

The Globe?s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

// Skull found on Chatham museum grounds

Landscapers were raking leaves on the Atwood House Museum?s property when they found the skull, believed to be more than 100 years old.

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Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die ? except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby?s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn?t accept death as the answer.

Opinion & Ideas


// No retreat on funding for opioid epidemic

Now is not the time for Governor Charlie Baker to slash funding for substance abuse treatment.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

How one Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.


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Google's self-driving car project gets a new name

The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo, signaling its confidence that it will be able to bring robot-controlled vehicles to the masses within the next few years