SEC sues federal loan executives for fraud

Federal regulators alleged that six former top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac misled investors about the lenders’ massive exposure to subprime mortgages.

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Crimson in clover: Harvard hoops’ unlikely rise

Harvard has fielded nationally ranked teams in recent years, but in sports like ice hockey, crew, and squash. Now comes the Crimson men’s basketball team, off to a 9-1 start.

State wins $50m grant to assess kindergartners

The state’s efforts to overhaul its early education system received a boost yesterday from the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program.

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Smartphone apps dealing stores a hard hand

With the rise of smarhphones and dozens of shopping apps, bargain-hunting can now compare prices instantly — then often take their business online.

Producer leaves Cape feeling fleeced

Filmmaker Daniel R. Adams left a trail of woe in his path on the Cape, as he made three films and failed to pay innkeepers, merchants and antique dealers along the way.


Tebow: A moment of respect

After scoring a touchdown, Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback, goes down on one knee and prays. To some, it is enough to make Tebow the most divisive athlete in years.

“I want to make sure I’m getting the best deal possible, and technology is allowing that. I don’t have buyer’s remorse.”

Kim Grenon,  on using her smartphone to check prices


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Occupy Harvard to begin removing tents

In a move that the student occupiers called a transition, not an abandonment, Occupy Harvard plans to remove all but its central geodesic dome from the tent encampment in Harvard Yard.


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$250m deal shows BP is moving on

Cameron International, the maker of the blowout preventer that failed to stop the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, has agreed to pay $250 million to BP.

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