Romney aims to raise age for Social Security, Medicare

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney unveiled a sweeping plan today that would cut at least $500 billion per year from the federal budget as of 2016.

In Rome, Cardinal O’Malley to skip party for Cardinal Law

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley will report to the pope on his archdiocese, but will not attend a birthday party for Bernard Law, who was disgraced in the church abuse scandal.

Job gains show ‘frustratingly slow’ expansion

Employers added fewer workers in October than forecast, illustrating the slow pace of progress cited by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke this week.

Levine’s season in jeopardy at the Met Opera

Conductor James Levine, who has not appeared at the Metropolitan Opera since May, could miss the season after canceling his participation in a Wagner production.

Institution for Savings in Newburyport tries to be there for its employees “in good times or bad.”

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Employees praised the 191-year-old bank, which ranked as our top small employer, for its strong ethics, ample benefits, and effort to take care of workers.

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Justin Tuck, left, and the Giants defense will be chasing Tom Brady on Sunday.

Giants fortifying defense as they prepare for Patriots

The vaunted pass rush that once foiled Tom Brady is still stout. Of bigger concern is the run defense that Justin Tuck said is almost nonexistent.

“What we learned from last year is trying to maintain a full schedule will be difficult for us in a severe storm, both on subway and commuter rail.”

Jonathan R. Davis,  MBTA’s acting general manager


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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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The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


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Employees and guests of Groupon celebrate the company's IPO in New York today.

Groupon shares surge in IPO

Groupon Inc. jumped as much as 56 percent in its trading debut as optimism about the company outweighed concern about ballooning costs and rising competition.

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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.