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Drug company settlement stems from off-label use

GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion, including $35 million to Mass., to settle charges that it promoted drugs for uses not approved by regulators.

Gambling commission says it encourages competition

In response to remarks from Caesars’ CEO, who said he saw no other bidders for the Greater Boston casino license, the state gambling commission said it welcomes competition.

Romney plans trip to Israel

Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel this summer, during which he is expected to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, could boost his foreign policy credentials.

CharlieTicket problem solved, MBTA officials say

Officials believe they have solved a problem that bedeviled thousands of commuter rail riders who had their passes rejected at subway gates.

// Strong evidence seen for ‘God particle’

In what one scientist called a “once in a lifetime event,” researchers plan to announce evidence of a particle key to understanding the universe.

Carla Tardif with her children Jesse, 13, and Drew, 10. “I do tell myself I’m going to work less, but I’m kidding myself,” Tardif said.

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Tweens, teens and needing mom

A new magazine story has reopened the conversation about work, motherhood, and the challenges of parenting older children.

From left: Amy Spanger, Tyne Daly, and Marylouise Burke in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” directed by David Hyde Pierce.

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A mobbed-up ‘Earnest’ at Williamstown

This reimagining of “The Importance of Being Earnest” is told through American mobsters on the lam in Britain in the early 1930s. But it’s still recognizably, and thankfully, Oscar.

Second mate John Pickering cleaned the barrel of a replica smooth-bore gun aboard the Pride of Baltimore II during a battle reenactment against the Privateer Lynx on Sunday.

Tall ships reenact cannon battles

The Pride of Baltimore II battled against the Privateer Lynx Sunday, in a reenactment intended to inform the public about the War of 1812.

John Ossenmacher (left) and Larry Rudolph created, which resells songs purchased from iTunes.

Case could pave way for reselling digital music, other products

The case involving Cambridge’s, the Web’s first consignment shop for digital music, could bring a landmark decision on how copyright law applies to downloads.

“This is Your Captain Speaking” by Jon Methven.

Book Review

Scoundrels, fall guys, and a crash course in fakery

Jon Methven’s debut novel, “This is Your Captain Speaking,” is a satire of American culture that includes jabs at reality TV and corrupt politicians.


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Danny Ainge (left) smiled as the Celtics introduced draft picks Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo, and Kris Joseph.

Celtics rookies eager to learn NBA game

Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo, and Kris Joseph, who were chosen by the Celtics in last week’s NBA Draft, were introduced to the press on Monday in Allston.


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With the increased cost of the MBTA’s The Ride program, Marian MacLennan, 90, says she will have to curtail her activities.

The Ride users feel sharpest sting from T hikes

When MBTA fares rose by roughly 23 percent Sunday, users of the door-to-door paratransit service saw the biggest increase — a doubling of fares from $2 to $4 per trip.


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Microsoft to take $6.2 billion charge for online ad biz

Microsoft is absorbing a $6.2 billion charge to reflect its inability to produce more revenue from an online ad service that it bought nearly five years ago.