Tax deal reduces funds for hospitals

The recent payroll tax cut package passed by Congress has Massachusetts hospitals reeling over a little-noted section that will cost them tens of millions of dollars.

Massachusetts could lose 50,000 jobs in decade

Federal budget cuts could cost the state more than 50,000 jobs over the next decade and “strike at the very heart’’ of the state’s innovation economy, an analysis shows.

Rick Santorum, left, seen in Lansing, Mich., spent most of his time attacking President Obama. Mitt Romney, shown in Albion, Mich., said he was uniquely capable of fixing the economy.

Republican rivals trade last jabs in Michigan

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney accused each other of being unfit for the GOP presidential nomination in the finale to a primary vote today that could reshape the contest once again.


Mitt Romney’s bulldog on tax loopholes

As the governor of Mass., Mitt Romney let Alan LeBovidge, then head of the Department of Revenue, identify a list of corporate tax loopholes to eliminate, raising millions in the process.

Fresh hand-rolled sushi, a juice bar, and eyebrow grooming are among the amenities that the upscale Walgreens will be offering.


Walgreens plans large Downtown Crossing emporium

The drugstore chain will convert the former Borders bookstore in Downtown Crossing into an emporium with a wide range of merchandise.

Kennedy bills appear to undercut Brown

The late senator sponsored bills that would have required all employers who offer prescription drug coverage to include contraception, undercutting Senator Brown’s contention that Ted Kennedy shared his views. Jason Varitek to retire Thursday

The rugged catcher, who spent 15 seasons with the Red Sox and was a key member of two World Series champions, is expected to take a position with the organization.

Lynn officials add lesson to 29 teens’ suspensions

A videotaped afterschool brawl has resulted in suspensions for 29 Lynn English High School students, possible criminal charges for the two combatants — and term papers for all involved.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is president of Liberty University, founded by his late father.

Christian owner sought for school

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Liberty University is a leading contender to acquire the Northfield Mount Hermon School campus, whose owners want an institution with an orthodox Christian focus.

“A lot of these sectors that have made Mass. so strong — and so strong in the recovery — are essentially underwritten by federal aid.”

Martin Romitti,  director of economic and public policy research at the Donahue Institute

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Globe Insider Event | March 5, 5:30 p.m.[1]--90x90.jpg ‘The Real Romney’

Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos moderates a discussion with Globe writers Scott Helman, Scot Lehigh, and Frank Phillips on the Republican presidential candidate.

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UK police dismantle Occupy camp

London police said today that 20 people had been detained in the early hours as officers removed tents and equipment from the camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral.


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On Hockey

“That was the theme for this year - frustration,’’ said Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, his voice hoarse after acquiring one forward, Brian Rolston, and a pair of blue liners, Mike Mottau and Greg Zanon. “But fulfillment.’’

Bruins deal for strength in numbers

The Bruins are better this morning than they were yesterday morning, confirmation in itself that the defending Cup champs came up winners at yesterday’s NHL trade deadline.


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On a rare visit, Hagen Quartet shines

One of the most distinguished string quartets in the business, the Hagen Quartet, finally made its Boston debut on Sunday, courtesy of Celebrity Series of Boston.


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Constant distractions can take a toll

Distracted driving is dangerous, sure, but distractions at work, home, or anywhere can have disastrous effects.


“This is the new front in the abortion war: If you can’t change the law, try legislating shame.”

Joanna Weiss 


“As criminal justice became a clash of mandates and bureaucratic rules, it became untethered from what was once its basic function: separating the guilty from the innocent and delivering fair punishment.”

Leon Neyfakh, on “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice”