All three major US stock indexes closed down more than 3 percent today amid investors’ concern that policymakers are running out of tools to avoid another global recession.
After Harvard changed investment strategies following huge losses in 2009, the nation’s largest endowment grew by $4.6 billion to $32 billion - a 21.4 percent jump - in its most recent fiscal year.
Republican debate | 9 p.m. on Fox News
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, the two leading contenders for the nomination, have spent much of the past two weeks attacking one another by name.
Vermont tourism officials insist the state synonymous with autumn color and glowing vistas is open for business in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
Exclusive Friday Preview | Movie Review
'Moneyball' is a winner
Brad Pitt is a hit in the movie that finds the humor and frustration of life in the front office of a baseball team.
‘Person of Interest’ lacks interesting personalities
It’s a real disappointment, a saggy, numbed-out crime drama with leads who fail to pull you into their characters.
Witless ‘Whitney’ doesn’t fit in
NBC adds “Whitney’’ to its fine Thursday night lineup, but it’s a pile of stale sitcom cliches, with a laugh track that will make you flinch and cringe.
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that reform is not enough to sustain the current system.”Secretary of Transportation Richard A. Davey
Inside The Boston Globe
Celina Cass was victim of homicide, N.H. officials say
The body of 11-year-old girl Celina Cass was found in a New Hampshire river last month.
After website crash, Target feels the social media sting
Frustrated customers are using Facebook, Twitter, and popular fashion blogs to complain about lost or delayed orders, and canceled sales.
Key parts of schools law to end
President Obama is poised to broaden federal influence in local schools by scrapping key elements of No Child Left Behind and substituting his own brand of school reform.
Faster-than-light claim challenges Einstein’s theories
Scientists at the world’s largest physics lab said today they have clocked neutrinos traveling faster than light.
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s path from Harvard to NFL complete
The Bills quarterback is tied for the league lead in TD passes and hopes to help snap Buffalo’s 15-game losing streak against the Patriots on Sunday.
Annual fabric sale has all the angles covered
At Marblehead’s Fall Festival, expect horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin and mask decorating, a car show, and sidewalk sales.
“R.B. Scott also said that no one he met while researching the book suggests Romney ‘would ever win the Mr. Congeniality prize.’ ”Joan Vennochi
Charm U: 20 great getaways
Even if you’re not campus-shopping this semester, college towns around the Northeast make fantastic fall destinations for their gorgeous settings and cultural offerings that rival their urban counterparts.
MIT professor and author Sherry Turkle on how Sept. 11, 2001, changed the way a generation is growing up.
Test of faith
Last year, Wellesley Middle School students on a field trip were filmed praying in a Roxbury mosque. After being battered by nationwide criticism, why is the public school still determined to stand by its religion curriculum?
“It doesn’t make any difference whether you assign more homework in English, science, or history. Students will still do the same.”Ozkan Eren, assistant professor of economics at the University of Nevada, on whether homework works