Stocks soar after central banks act

The Dow gained 490 points - its seventh-highest point gain ever in a single day - after a move by the world’s central banks to cut short-term borrowing rates.

Bobby Valentine will be the Red Sox manager in 2012.

Report: Red Sox, Bobby Valentine agree to deal

The team agreed to a deal with its next manager today, the AP reported. He will be introduced at Fenway Park tomorrow.

Boston archdiocese to reorganize management of parishes

The Archdiocese of Boston plans to create teams to oversee the operation of multiple parishes under a single pastor, in hopes of saving money.

Herman Cain vows to keep fighting, for now

Herman Cain told about 50 supporters tonight in Manchester, N.H., that he would not drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination — at least not yet.


90-year-old hairdresser marks 65 years running a home beauty shop

Frances Crisafulli has run Franny’s Beauty Shoppe in Natick since 1946. Since then, not much has changed.

Natick hairdresser is still working at 90

Franny Crisafulli won’t change after 65 years as a hairdresser.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Bad weather policy: Insuring against climate change

It is telling that, even as some business groups oppose climate-change legislation, insurance companies — which have much to lose from global warming — are treating it as a reality.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, left, drops onto the puck in front of Boston Bruins Rich Peverley, center, as Leafs' Keith Aule looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Bruins 6, maple leafs 3

Bruins complete undefeated November, move into first place

The Bruins went 12-0-1 in November, and with their win tonight over the Maple Leafs move into the top spot in their division.


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Tents dotted the Occupy Boston camp as residents went about their daily activities on November 23, 2011.

City, Occupy Boston lawyers file dueling legal briefs

The Menino administration argued that it should have the right to move against the Dewey Square camp, while protesters contend the encampment is protected under the law.


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Facebook settles FTC privacy complaints

Facebook has agreed to settle complaints by the Federal Trade Commission that it failed to protect users’ privacy and disclose how their data could be used.

Food and dining

Dining Out

Licorice honey glazed chicken at Artisan Bistro.

The bar is set high for Artisan Bistro

In the Ritz-Carlton, Artisan Bistro doesn’t live up to Boston’s raised expectations for hotel restaurants.