Wide swath off Vineyard tapped for wind farm

Federal officials said today they are launching an environmental assessment of about 1,300 square miles they said could produce up to 10 times the amount of electricity as Cape Wind.

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A good week for Planned Parenthood

While Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation was mired in damage control this week, Planned Parenthood used the spotlight to its advantage, writes Joanna Weiss.

Hiring surge shows signs of strengthening economy

The unemployment rate in January fell to 8.3 percent, the lowest since February 2009, as employers added 243,000 jobs, far more than expected.

Boston Capital | Steven Syre

Measuring the value of Facebook’s stock

Once Facebook shares begin to trade in the public market — where most of us would get our initial opportunity to buy the stock — the price could go anywhere in the blink of an eye.

Jason Pierre Paul, upper left, vs. Matt Light, upper right, will be one of the key matchups in the Super Bowl. And how Tom Brady, lower right, fares against Osi Umenyiora and the Giants defense will be pivotal.

Pierre-Paul: AP; Light: Globe photo; Brady and Umenyiora: Getty Images.

On Football

Breaking down the Giants-Patriots matchups

Who has the edge? What players will be most important in Super Bowl XLVI? NFL writer Greg A. Bedard examines how the teams will line up.


Patriots’ march to the Super Bowl

How did Tom Brady, et al., make their way to Indianapolis? Trace their ups and downs throughout the season.

Robert Kraft, Patriots lean on each other

The Patriots owner always has been involved with his players, he’s gotten closer this year following the loss of his wife.


http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/20120125_vtshawcuminghouse_0034.jpg What if the lights go out?

In our wired society, surviving even a day without electricity can be a hardship. But thanks to the combination of freak storms and a groaning grid, darker days may still be ahead.

“That would be fine in Malibu, but Truro is not Malibu. It is the wrong scale, it is a very aggressive building, and it’s not legal.”

Nathalie Ferrier,  on a $10 million mansion in Truro

Globe Insiders

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

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/02/01/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/greenhouse_movies2_business[1].jpg Oscar Talk

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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2-2-2012 Boston, Mass. Hundreds of people protest against Barstool Blackout Tour live concert being held at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street Globe photo by Bill Brett

Protesters rain on website’s party

A controversial sports website published in the Boston area took its national concert tour to the House of Blues last night, but not without vocal opposition.

Nation & World

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Restored copy of Magna Carta is unveiled

The National Archives unveiled its 715-year-old copy of the Magna Carta yesterday after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the document.


Political Notebook

Senate OK’s bill barring Congress from insider trading

After aggressive backing from Senator Scott Brown and others, the Senate passed legislation yesterday banning members of Congress from profiting from insider information.


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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong won’t face charges

Federal prosecutors are closing a criminal investigation into allegations the seven-time Tour de France winner used performance-enhancing drugs.