Democrats losing race for super PAC money

At the current rate, Republican super PACs, bankrolled mostly by wealthy business interests, will dwarf their Democratic counterparts in the November elections.

// Mitt Romney calls health care mandate a tax

Mitt Romney, who appeared in the Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, N.H., reversed the position staked out by his campaign on the mandate.

Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney took to a jet ski on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., on Monday.

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Joan Vennochi

Mitt Romney on a jet ski — the GOP candidate’s Kerry moment?

In politics, visuals matter. And in presidential politics, perception matters even more, which is why a photo of Mitt Romney on a jet ski may not help him.

Tasty Burger’s cheeseburgers.

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Boston swept up by ‘better burger’ boom

Local passion for America’s favorite sandwich is growing. New burger joints are thriving, and more are opening soon. Why is the burger suddenly king?

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, as seen from the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge on Wednesday.

After lighting, rain pass, it was fireworks as usual

Storms prompted an evacuation on the Esplanade and a delay in Boston’s Fourth of July celebration, but the fireworks eventually went off.

Bank of America, TD Bank, other banks agree to simplify list of fees

A growing number of banks and credit unions are creating short, easy-to-read summaries of their checking account fees.

Tech Lab

Google’s new mini-tablet shakes up the market and comes out on top

Google’s 7-inch Nexus tablet is built to dominate, and it’s set to shake up a tablet market that had become calcified around Apple’s popular iPad.


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It would appear with a little swallowing of the contract that the Red Sox could deal Josh Beckett and begin to change the beer-drinking, chicken-eating culture to a more serious group.

Red Sox have more players they may cut ties with

The team finally got rid of Bobby Jenks, but they have a few other players they could consider parting with, either through trade or release.

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