Facebook to go public, files for $5 billion IPO

The massive social network, founded eight years ago in a Harvard University dorm room, is poised to be the biggest technology company debut since Google went public in 2004.

Facebook’s business plan: Make friends, print money

Facebook is growing by leaps and bounds -- but it also earns a striking profit margin on its social media empire.

Superintendent to propose $856m school budget

Superintendent Carol R. Johnson’s budget proposal includes overhauling Madison Park High School, and continuing efforts to turn around underperforming schools.

Hedge fund moguls top donors to pro-Romney super PAC

Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, raised $30.1 million last year and has played a major role in his success in the race for the Republican nomination.


Maine crew set to recover sunken $3b in platinum

The Maine-based company, who found a sunken British steamer off of Provincetown, expects to begin lifting the treasure out of the water by the end of February.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

US eyes end to Afghan combat next year

The United States and other international forces will switch to training and advising Afghan forces through 2014, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

After the Mass for former Boston mayor Kevin White was over, pallbearers escorted the casket down the church aisle. The White family followed.

Former Boston mayor Kevin White remembered with procession, Mass

The former Boston mayor was remembered today with plaudits, prayers, and wisecracks.

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) drives the baseline around Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson (2) as Celtic's Chris Wilcox (44) looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Celtics 100, Raptors 64

Celtics rout the Raptors

Paul Pierce had 17 points and the Celtics crept above .500 for the first time this season with a 100-64 rout of the Toronto Raptors tonight.

“I don’t think we ever gave up. I don’t think I ever believed she was going to die.’’

Debi Skolas, grandmother of Alannah Shevenell, who received one of the most extensive transplant surgeries in the region  

Globe Insiders

Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.

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Join the Boston Globe’s movie critics, Ty Burr and Wesley Morris, for a conversation about this year’s Academy Awards.


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Words simmer on talk of legacy, a spoiled scoop

A verbal brawl centered on the late Kevin White and a spoiled Boston Herald scoop erupted Monday night on the set of the public affairs television show, Greater Boston.

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Mitt Romney  spoke at a rally today in Minnesota.

Romney criticized for comment about poor people

Democrats and Republicans alike pounced on comments made by Mitt Romney today that he’s ‘‘not concerned about the very poor’’ because they have an ‘‘ample safety net.’’


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Sanofi cutting Genzyme research jobs

The company will eliminate an unspecified number of jobs, some in Massachusetts, while other research positions will be moved to the state from New Jersey.


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Ahmad Bradshaw and Aaron Hernandez could be key offensive weapons in Super Bowl XLVI.

Key positional battles for Patriots and Ravens

Where will the strategic battles be in Super Bowl XLVI? Look at some of the Giants-Patriots matchups that could prove critical.