Taunton casino’s fate tied to landless tribe’s legal battle

Lawsuits against the Cowlitz Indians for a project in Washington state could determine if the Mashpee Wampanoag ever realize their casino dreams.

Adrian Walker

Revising Mitt Romney’s career at Bain

How can someone be the president, CEO, and sole shareholder of a company, yet have no involvement in it?

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IMF lowers outlook for world, US economies

The International Monetary Fund warned that the US could fall back into a recession next year if Congress doesn’t deal with a pending fiscal crisis.

Two killed, one wounded in South End shooting

Boston police are looking for a grey or silver SUV with Rhode Island plates after three people were shot in a barrage of gunfire this morning.

Afjal Wahidi and other Northeastern students took part in a session last week on how to pitch an idea to business investors.

Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe

First 6 start-ups nurtured by Northeastern take flight

This month’s launch of an accelerator program’s first crop of start-ups marks a coming-of-age moment for the two-year-old initiative.

Opinion | JOHN E. SUNUNU

Uncle Sam subverts organic farming

Big government never serves the little guy well — a lesson that organic farmers of America have learned the hard way.

Senator Christopher Dodd (center), and Representative Barney Frank (second from right) celebrated their bill in 2010.

Two years later, Dodd-Frank law is largely stalled

Many of the rules in the landmark Dodd-Frank legislation meant to restore public trust in the country’s financial institutions have yet to be enacted.

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Finding healing for the healers

A local program encourages doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to share the complex and often distressing feelings that arise from patient care.


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Sebastian Seung of MIT is helping to create a map of the brain’s neural connections.

Scientist’s game helps map the brain

MIT professor Sebastian Seung and his team launched EyeWire, an online game that invites volunteer “scientists” to build 3-D maps of the cell networks that are crucial for vision.

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Ashton B. Carter is a former academician who spent time in lecture halls at Harvard and MIT.

Pentagon’s second in charge oversees downsizing

The terrain is far different for Ashton Carter, the Pentagon’s day-to-day manager and a former Harvard and MIT educator, than it was for Defense Department leaders of decades ago.


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Stage Review

“A Class Act,” playing in Stockbridge, is a musical biography of Edward Kleban, the lyricist for “A Chorus Line.’’

Edward Kleban’s life, full of musical interludes

“A Class Act,” playing in Stockbridge, is a sporadically engaging but scattershot musical biography that tries unsuccessfully to illuminate the lyricist’s short and bumpy life.

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

Is it possible to counteract aging effects of stress?

Can high levels of stress really make you age faster? A new study suggests that a common form of anxiety may be associated with an earlier risk of dying.