HUD examines Chelsea agency

Federal agents questioned Chelsea Housing Authority employees after their boss resigned amid an uproar over his $360,000 compensation, which he concealed from state officials.

US unemployment rate dips to 9%, but hiring slows

The US economy continued at a slow pace as employers added 80,000 jobs in October, the fewest in four months.

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Big payday for power players

Along with exorbitant salaries, NStar executives are poised to see multimillion-dollar windfalls in the proposed merger with Northeast Utilities.

Developer donated to Calif. treasurer

Arthur Winn’s campaign to generate funding for the Columbus Center included more than $40,000 in donations to former California state treasurer Phil Angelides.

To earn their “Noogler” caps, new Google employees must demonstrate more than “raw intellectual horsepower.”

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The Google mind

Employees at Google, our top medium employer, often credit smart colleagues with making the workplace vibrant and interesting.

Top Places to Work | The rankings

Top large, medium, and small employers

For the 2011 Top Places to Work rankings, 237 organizations employing a total of nearly 200,000 people went all the way through the survey process. The results were compiled in the three charts that list the top 40 small, 35 medium, and 25 large employers.



View from the bar

A spirited guide to the best Boston-area restaurants for a glass of wine and a small plate--no reservations required.


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Two teens arraigned in Dorchester shootings

Nyasani Watt and Sheldon Mattis were held without bail following the Sept. 25 fatal shooting of Jaivon Blake, who was killed just a few doors from his home.


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New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine delivered his concession speech at an election night rally in this November 3, 2009, file photo. He later went on to head the securities firm MF Global.

Corzine resigns from MF Global

Securities firm MF Global announced today that Jon Corzine has resigned as chairman and CEO and will decline a severance package worth $12.1 million.


Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke to employees of Pioneer Hi-Bred during a town hall meeting yesterday in Johnston, Iowa. The Texas governor is stepping up the number of his appearances in the state.

Perry tries for comeback in Iowa

Rick Perry is ramping up his campaign in Iowa, launching new ads and spending more time in the state Republicans say could make or break his White House bid.

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Poorest of poor reach record: 1 in 15

The ranks of America’s poorest people have climbed to a record high as the housing bust pushed many urban poor into suburbs and shriveled jobs and income.