Hedge funds lift Romney’s income

A Globe examination of Mitt Romney’s taxes and a prior financial disclosure showed that about one-third of the assets in his Individual Retirement Account are in hedge funds.

Rick Santorum

Tired and trailing, Santorum goes home

The former Pennsylvania senator is taking a pause from Florida campaigning just days before the Tuesday primary that even he expects to deal him a third consecutive loss.

Warren owns millions in mutual funds

Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said on MSNBC last night that she “does not have a lot of stock portfolios,” but she has a significant amount invested in mutual funds.

Boston condo market held steady last year

Total sales and the median price — $474,250 — of downtown condos in 2011 remained almost identical to 2010 figures.

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Why every household needs its own IT guru

Our growing number of gadgets means more questions for tech-savvy friends and family.

BOSTON, MA. 10/ 27/ 2011: L-R Seth Woods (cq) and Jeffrey Gates (cq) at the old Rocca restaurant space, which has been taken over by the Aquitaine Group and will be turned into an Italian restaurant. The Aquitaine Group already owns several restaurants in the area, and we'll be talking to them about why they've grown in the South End. ( David L Ryan / Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION :BUSINESS TOPIC : 28restaurant REPORTER ailworth


Reversing a restaurant curse

Some dining addresses seem doomed to fail, but one restaurant group has set about reversing the particular curse of a troubled South End spot -- not that they believe in that nonsense.

Patriots offensive lineman Brian Waters was never drafted, but has earned six Pro Bowl invitations in his NFL career, including one this year. s

Unheralded, undrafted, and now in the Super Bowl

More than two dozen players, among them Wes Welker, Brian Waters, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Victor Cruz, used going undrafted as fuel to power their careers to Super Bowl XLVI.

“Is he the best athlete [I’ve] ever coached? Absolutely not. I don’t think he’s in the top 10. But he is the best football player.”

Tom MacKenzie,  Tom Brady’s former football coach

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President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Michigan's Al Glick Field House, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Obama proposes link between college aid and affordability

In a plan unveiled today by President Barack Obama, campus-based aid would increase to about $10 billion a year, up from $1 billion, for institutions that control costs.


MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27: Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a Latin Builders Association - Decision Speech 2012 at the Omni Hilton Hotel on January 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Gingrich is campaigning for votes in Florida prior to the state's January 31st primary. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich endorses modified DREAM Act

The GOP presidential candidate supports the modification that puts children of illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship if they serve in the armed forces.


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Report: Facebook may file for IPO next week

The largest social networking site may file for its initial public offering on Feb. 1 and is considering a valuation of $75 billion to $100 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.


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2012 deCordova Biennial features true good works amid false steps

The second deCordova Biennial — the pre-eminent survey of contemporary art made by artists living and working in New England — is a major let down.