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US jobless rate drops to 7.7%

The US economy added 146,000 jobs in November as the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low.

Scott Brown ends race with extra campaign funds

While perhaps not enough to intimidate potential opponents, the up to $200,000 could be enough for a head start in a campaign.

// Day-care worker charged in abuse was a sex offender

John Burbine, accused of sexually assaulting 13 children while working for his wife’s day care service, was a registered Level 1 sex offender with three convictions.

The fiscal cliff factored in Mike Napoli’s contract talks with the Red Sox.

Mike Napoli joins others in getting paid before tax hikes

The prospect of potentially higher taxes in 2013 is driving big earners, including the new Red Sox slugger, to try to collect some of that money this year.

// MBTA driver in crash also worked overnight for BHA

The Green Line operator fired following last week’s crash had for years worked two full-time jobs without drawing scrutiny.

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The drug lab scandal: Who’s cleaning it up?

Veteran Boston lawyer David Meier was handed the unenviable task of fixing the drug lab debacle, one of the state’s biggest law enforcement scandals ever. Is he up to the job?

The Fenway Center project, which would include 550 residences, retail stores, offices, and parking using some air space over the Massachusetts Turnpike, is in jeopardy because the developer cannot finalize a lease with the state transportation department.

Fenway Center in jeopardy due to impasse with MassDOT

A stalemate between the developer and state officials is stalling what could be the first successful project involving turnpike air rights projects since the 1980s.

‘Worn out’ Frank ready to hit the lecture circuit

With his political career winding to a close in a matter of weeks, 72-year-old Barney Frank says he’s eager to begin a new chapter.

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// A bright life, a needless end

It’s painful to even think about the death of Christopher Weigl, the Boston University graduate student, Eagle Scout, and bicyclist who died in a crash Thursday.

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// The attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor left over 2,400 dead, 68 of them civilians, after waves of Japanese carrier-based fighters and bombers turned the naval base in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor into an inferno.


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DataXu cofounder Bruce Journey (right) joined in a company brainstorming session.

More companies include retreat time to innovate

Companies hold innovation days, or hacking sessions, where employees are given time away from the daily grind as a new corporate retreat.


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Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (in an undated photo) first recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 1955.

How Glenn Gould reinvented Bach

When the recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released in 1956, it changed all expectations with which listeners approached Bach’s keyboard music.