Kraft-Wynn casino deal could reshuffle the gaming market

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

The emergence of a likely partnership between New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Las Vegas gambling mogul Steve Wynn has shaken up the competition for a coveted casino license.

Mogul has golden touch, and deep pockets

Las Vegas resort developer Steve Wynn is preparing his vision in Massachusetts, as he enters talks with Robert Kraft about building a casino opposite Gillette Stadium.

Mortgage firm pulls business from state

GMAC Mortgage said yesterday that it will end most of its mortgage business in Massachusetts, a day after the company was sued over its role in the foreclosure crisis.

With a new imam, a new outlook

William Suhaib Webb, who was raised a Christian, is the new spiritual leader of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, the biggest mosque in New England.

A clatter of claims to a classic

Clement Clarke Moore is widely recognized as the author of “The Night Before Christmas,’’ the classic holiday poem first published, anonymously, in 1823. But was he?

T shutdown hurts Cambridge, Somerville businesses

As the official holiday shopping period kicks into full gear, shops and other businesses in Somerville and Cambridge have lost a major artery every weekend — the Red Line.

“If we’re able to function together to some degree, then we become like a Muslim ‘Cheers.’”

William Suhaib Webb,  imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center


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‘Perfect Storm’ debris floated to Ireland

Richard Figueiredo lost all of his lobster traps in the “perfect storm’’ of 1991. Remnants have appeared on local beaches over the years, but never very far from their origin — until now.


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Big rise in online purchases made with smaller devices

From Thanksgiving eve to Cyber Monday and throughout this week, more shoppers than ever have been snatching up bargains with their smartphones and tablets.

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Political Notebook

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks to supporters at The Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Rock Hill , S.C. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Cain says he will make major announcement today

Herman Cain sent mixed signals yesterday on whether he would abandon his beleaguered White House bid after a woman’s allegation of an extramarital affair.


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Valentine hits road to recruit Ortiz

Installed as manager of the Sox on Thursday afternoon, Bobby Valentine was on the go less than 24 hours later to visit David Ortiz and help support his charity golf event.


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Art Review

Chicken Little as a 9/11 metaphor

Artist Nancy Chunn’s “Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear” springs from her post-Sept. 11 examination of the aura of panic that has dominated the last decade.