Romney surges to top of S.C. poll

Mitt Romney has rocketed to an 18-point lead over Rick Santorum in South Carolina, according to a CNN poll released today.


Campaign absurdity time

The campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is becoming overrun with distortions, exaggerations, and outright absurdities.

Prosecutor: Accused trooper has ‘no respect for the law’

A federal prosecutor today urged a judge to keep a veteran state trooper accused of extortion and threatening to kill a bookie in custody pending his trial.

Job market gains momentum

US employers added more than 200,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent - the lowest level in almost three years. 

Peter Sucheski for the Boston Globe

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Do some cultures have their own ways of going mad?

As psychiatry revises its manual of disorders, it faces a sticky question: what to do about “culture-bound syndromes.”

Bill O’Brien’s hiring draws criticism from Penn Staters

Former players lashed out at the university for choosing the Patriots coordinator. LaVar Arrington said he would cut ties with the school if O’Brien is installed.

Freezepop on stage at Great Scott. JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE (L/A, O'Neil) 18heard


Great Scott and T.T.’s join forces with all-access pass

Bridge Badge, a new promotion from the indie-rock clubs, will provide holders access to any show or event at either club through June 30.

“You got the trifecta - more people working, wages up, and the average work week up.”

Economist Stuart Hoffman 


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03-26-11: Cambridge, MA: Red Line subway platform at the Kendall/MIT MBTA station at Kendall Sq. in Cambridge, Mass. March 26, 2011, showing the area between the tracks where the Kendall Band artwork chimes were removed for repair. (They hung from the rack shown that hangs from the ceiling between the tracks.) The musical artwork was operated by waiting passengers. photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Eric Moskowitz, Metro (27starts )

Boston’s subway, bus fares compared to other cities

In proposals to shrink its deficit by raising fares and cutting some services, the MBTA pointed out that fares have not increased since 2007. Here’s how current fares compare to those in other cities.


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Retail sales surge, but not the profits

Many merchants rang up strong sales in December but steep promotions took a toll on the bottom line at some retailers this holiday season.