Obama takes a stand in budget

President Obama yesterday pinned dollar figures to his vision for the country, calling for targeted spending increases to shore up the middle class and higher taxes on the rich.

Labels prove slippery in GOP campaign

Although Mitt Romney’s changing GOP description may prove problematic for his presidential campaign, it also reflects a shift in the political lexicon.

Air pollution tied to stroke risk

Car exhaust and other air pollution, even at levels considered safe by federal regulations, may substantially increase the risk of a stroke, new research suggests.

Small-business health co-op will slash rates

Thousands of small businesses across the state could save at least 20 percent on their health insurance rates under a new group purchasing cooperative.

Bank of America near sale of tower

Bank of America Corp. has reached a tentative deal to sell its 37-floor skyscraper in Boston’s Financial District to Boston Properties Inc. for about $600 million.

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Helmet cameras grab the slope action

Sales have soared over the past two years as helmet cameras have become the latest must-have skiing and riding accessory for the YouTube generation.

Voices rise against MBTA changes

More than 400 riders blasted the MBTA’s proposed rate hikes and service cuts last night, insisting that the measures would harm the poor, elderly, and disabled.

Developer’s golden touch put to the test

One of the city’s most prolific developers, Anthony Pangaro, is now taking on his toughest test: restarting construction at the Filene’s site.

BC 3, BU 2 (OT)

Eagles capture third straight Beanpot title

Sophomore Bill Arnold scored with 6.4 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting Boston College to a 3-2 victory over Boston University in the 60th Beanpot Tournament.

“There’s been a lot more viral marketing.’’

Chris Chute, on helmet cameras popularity on the slopes  

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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Judge sets Nov. 5 as trial date for Bulger

A federal magistrate judge yesterday set the date for the trial of James “Whitey’’ Bulger, rejecting claims by his lawyers that they needed another year to prepare.


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Brightcove braces for tough IPO market

How will investors react to an IPO from a much smaller technology company than Facebook? Brightcove Inc. will find out this week.

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On Baseball

Salary dispute over, Ortiz can settle back in

David Ortiz received close to a $2 million raise from the $12.65 million he earned last season, one in which the designated hitter hit .309 with 29 home runs.


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Letting photography be photography

“A New Vision: Modernist Photography’’ is a somewhat wayward survey of the modernist aesthetic in photography.