Gingrich amassing pile of policy shifts

Mitt Romney, long accused of flip-flopping on issues, is being given a run for his money by another GOP presidential candidate who shares the same liability: Newt Gingrich.

Academics turn minds to factories for new era

Led by MIT and spurred by a $500 million White House initiative, universities nationwide are helping reinvent American manufacturing.

Casino next to stadium unlikely to corrupt game, analysts say

As long as betting on sports remains illegal in Mass., a casino built beside Gillette would be unlikely to corrupt players or tarnish the Patriots, sports analysts say.

Kevin Cullen

From the mouths of criminals

A former Wakefield man sitting in prison says he is preparing to sue the FBI and the Justice Department for framing him in an elaborate scheme to protect informant Mark Rossetti.

Marushka Glissen of Newton perused e-cards on her laptop.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

E-cards prized as quick and easy, scorned as impersonal

With a growing number of apps for sending e-cards, and even traditional greeting-card giants offering virtual cards, e-cards are taking off. Racketeer conviction for in-law of Tierney

Daniel Eremian, the brother-in-law of US Representative John Tierney, was convicted of racketeering and gambling charges for running a large-scale, offshore gambling operation.

Ask the pros

How to avoid 9 holiday pitfalls

With the holiday season already upon us, the Globe compiled a highly selective insiders’ guide to overcoming December’s challenges.

Ready to hoop it up in China

A group of students from Boston leave tomorrow for a 10-day trip to Beijing, where they will compete in a boy’s basketball competition with students from China.

“I wouldn’t go so far as to say paper cards are keepsakes, but [virtual cards] literally have no substance.”

Anna Post,  coauthor of the 18th edition of ‘Emily Post’s Etiquette.’


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Occupy Boston is denied fire-safe tent at site

Toughening their stance as winter approaches, city inspectors blocked protesters from bringing a weatherized, military-style tent into their Dewey Square camp.


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Talbots Inc. hired Trudy F. Sullivan (left) in August 2007 with the high hopes that the Wellesley native and Liz Claiborne president could remake the Hingham brand.

Talbots shopping again for new leader

Ailing Talbots Inc. yesterday confirmed it is hunting for a new chief executive to replace Trudy F. Sullivan, who has failed to revive the troubled Hingham brand.

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Senate Democrats try again to reduce payroll taxes

A bipartisan compromise plan emerged in the Senate on extending a payroll tax cut while President Obama kept up his push to raise taxes on the rich to pay for the break.


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Bruins 3, Penguins 1

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas reaches into his bag of tricks and makes a second-period glove stop, one of his 45 saves against the Penguins.

Bruins strike down Penguins

The defending Stanley Cup champs pinned a 3-1 loss on the talented Penguins, extending their embarrassment-of-riches tour to 14-0-1.


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Dance Review

‘Urban Nutcracker’ takes contemporary leap

“Urban Nutcracker’’ takes the familiar tale of Clara (renamed Clarice) and plops her onto the bustling streets of contemporary Boston.

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Diversity Boston

Boy Scouts seek to expand their membership in the inner city

Since the start of the year, the Boston Minuteman Council, a division of Boy Scouts of America, has been pressing to curb the race divide that marks its membership.