Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner faces a sea of Mitt Romney supporters at the Republican National Convention.

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Republicans nominated Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

Ann Romney, shown here during a sound check, will be speak Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Romneys ready for the spotlight

Mitt Romney arrived in Tampa ahead of his wife’s speech to the Republican National Convention tonight.

Hans Olav Brenner (left) and Anders Danielsen Lie in “Oslo, August 31st,” directed by Joachim Trier.

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‘Oslo’ is moving and masterful

A coolly observed yet boundlessly compassionate day in the life of a recovering drug addict, Joachim Trier’s drama “Oslo, August 31st” breaks your heart many times over.

A resident of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans walked in front of a new levee wall along the Industrial Canal.

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Hurricane Isaac expected to bring heavy rains, storm surge

The storm, which officially became a hurricane Tuesday, could flood the coasts of four states on its way to New Orleans.

Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson spoke earlier this year to  the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Fidelity promotes Abigail Johnson to No. 2 role

The promotion is the clearest sign yet that Johnson, 50, is firmly on target to take over the Boston investment giant from her father, Edward “Ned” C. Johnson 3d.

Boston Teachers Union to block new evaluation system

The move by the union is the latest flashpoint in the increasingly contentious negotiations with the city over a new contract.

US finalizes new fuel-efficiency standards

The new standards would require car makers to boost fuel economy standards to nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025.


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Both President Obama and his presumptive Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, are seeking to appeal to a broad swath of financially struggling voters who identify as middle class. Recent data show that America’s middle class has been shrinking.

Poll highlights income divide in US

A majority of Americans say the growing income gap between the rich and poor is bad for the country and believe that the wealthy are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.


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Jason Santos, owner and executive chef at Blue Inc., says the dog he adopted was the only one that didn’t bark at his blue hair.

Local chef, reality contestant adopts from MSPCA

Jason Santos, owner and executive chef at Blue Inc. in Boston, once owned an illegal African cat and recently adopted a dog from the MSPCA.