GOP deduction cap would hit the comfortable

House Republicans’ proposals to cap or even eliminate itemized deductions would exact a bigger toll on high-income earners.

Mass. to study the underground economy

The state will launch the first-of-its-kind study with hopes of gauging how much is lost each year in unpaid taxes.

Patrick targets local aid to help cover budget gap

Governor Patrick announced an array of cuts to help cover a $540 million shortfall, including a further reduction in the money local communities receive.

Casino bidding could expand in Southeastern Mass.

The gambling panel discussed a proposal to accept applications from commercial developers even as the Mashpee Wampanoag continue to pursue a casino.

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A Citibank branch in New York.

Citigroup to cut more than 11,000 jobs

The company, which said it is looking to improve efficiency, expects to save about $900 million from the cuts in 2013.


The 10 best beer bars in Boston

Known for its traditional Irish pubs, Boston has recently become a haven for beer nerds.

Grilled fish tacos with pickled onions, avocado, and lime.

Lincoln Tavern a star attraction

This South Boston restaurant fits in a neighborhood hungry for something besides another sports bar serving limp quesadillas.

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Bridge is lighting the way forward

Look for the newly lit Leonard P. Zakim Bridge by next ­Friday, not only a symbol of a new Boston, but a sign that government can get good things done.

Lucas Mason-Brown knows the symbols by heart.

Decoding Roger Williams’s shorthand

Lucas Mason-Brown, 21, of Belmont, is part of a small team that cracked a shorthand used by the founder of Rhode Island.

Austin Mitchell and Ryan Lehto worked on an oil derrick outside of Williston, N.D., in July 2011.

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Fracking is the new gold rush

The new, heady pursuit of oil, thanks to the reserves unleashed by fracking, raises the question: What will happen when the rush is gone?


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John Farrell met with reporters at the winter meetings on Tuesday.

Red Sox’ plan is coming together

The team has made additions to address offensive and defensive gaps, but it’s clear there are still several moves to be made.

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