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.

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.

Judge denies bail to Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend

A federal magistrate judge today rejected a request for bail by Catherine Greig, ruling that she was a fugitive for years and would likely flee if freed before trial.

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.

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Empowering patients to cut costs

Insurers should help consumers save money by providing more transparency on prices.

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Commonwealth makes work fun

Workers at Commonwealth Financial Network enjoy theme kitchens and outdoor activites.

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Free iPads, free beer, and more

Free iPads, free beer, and free trips around the world are a few of the ways our Top Places to Work reward their employees.

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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.

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

Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols

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The rise of punkademia

The field of punk studies is on the rise. But how do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied?

“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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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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The government of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou came under threat this week after his bid to hold a referendum on a new European debt agreement.

Greek PM survives confidence vote

Lawmakers today backed the embattled government of Prime Minister George Papandreou, who won with 153 votes in the 300-member Parliament.