Mass. must vie with Asia for casino investors

The growth in Asia has caused a seismic shift in the gambling industry, leaving the state competing for limited investment dollars not only in the Northeast, but across the world.

There is little doubt the Celtics are a playoff team. But the contracted regular season will be about managing minutes and preserving energy for the postseason.

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Celtics season preview

One last run for the Big Three?

The Celtics veterans know how to stay resilient once they get to the playoffs. The trick will be to arrive in the postseason with momentum and energy to burn.

NBA preview 2011-12

Celtics season tips off with dream of 1 more title

A little late starting this year, the Celtics open their new season on Sunday. Rajon Rondo and the aging Big Three are out to re-create the championship ride they had in 2008.

Student Margaret Roberts, 19, of Allentown, Pa., studied in the Pine Manor gym. Some students are acting as ambassadors for the school, trying to help it attract new students. The school is trying to enroll more students who can pay full tuition.

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Educating the poor comes at a price for Pine Manor

Pine Manor, one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse small colleges, is trying to figure out how to financially survive while maintaining its commitment to low-income students.

As Brown (3d from left) looked on, President Obama signed legislation providing tax credits to put veterans back to work.

Brown’s efforts add to moderate credentials

Senator Brown is expected to face a tough reelection race next year against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, and appears to be pushing harder to brand himself as a moderate.

House GOP yields on tax cut bill

House Republican leaders agreed to accept a temporary extension of the payroll tax cut, beating a hasty retreat from a showdown that they saw as a threat to their election opportunities next year.

1 donor, missteps, 3 infected patients

When a child at Children’s Hospital Boston and two people in Kentucky contracted hepatitis C from the same donor, the mistake was traced to preventable errors.

“A lot of the high-rollers that used to come to Vegas are now going to Macau or Singapore.”

Mark Nichols,  an economics professor at the University of Nevada, Reno


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WHDH-TV, union reach three-year agreement

The union that represents the on-air personalities at Boston’s WHDH-TV has reached a contract agreement with the station after more than two years of contentious negotiations.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney added diesel fuel to his bus in Randolph, N.H., yesterday. The former Bay State governor refused to make his income tax returns public or discuss any tax code advantages, ‘‘but never say never,’’ he said.

Romney will not reveal tax data, at least for now

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney refused to make his income tax returns public or discuss any tax code advantages, ‘‘but never say never,’’ he said.

Nation & World

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Syrian troops tighten grip as Arab League team arrives

As an advance team from the Arab League arrived yesterday, activists said the regime would prevent them from seeing any of the protesters arrested in the latest crackdown.


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Sports Media

Gil Santos, Gino Cappelletti not on their game

This should be Santos and Cappelletti’s final season calling the Patriots’ radio broadcasts. It is difficult to acknowledge that about a team with such a legacy.


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Movie Review

In this film image released by Disney, Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from

Classic Hollywood rides again in ‘War Horse’

Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” is full-throated Hollywood classicism that looks back to the craftsmanship and sentimentality of the studio era.

Best of the new

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Best of the New

Boston’s best people and ideas of 2011

Safer neighborhoods, quieter commutes, and one really brainy historian.