Romney, Obama drum up donations overseas

Mitt Romney and President Obama are stepping up efforts to raise funds from Americans living half a world away.

Mitt Romney met with Governor Bobby Jindal on a fundraising visit to Louisiana.

VP buzz builds around Mitt Romney

Romney’s visit with Bobby Jindal in Louisiana fueled speculation about who would get the number two spot on the ticket, with an aide hinting the choice could come this week.

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Struggle for straight answers from Mitt Romney

Every aspect of the furious political back and forth over Romney’s departure from Boston private equity firm Bain Capital can make your head spin.

Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital years pose a target

Romney is the first presidential candidate who became wealthy through private equity investment, which democrats are trying use to discredit his beliefs and fiscal policies.

“We caught so many right away,” said Rockport lobsterman Nathan Bolcome, resulting in a lower return in price.

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Lobster prices plunge, to fishermen’s chagrin

Lobster has long enjoyed a gourmet image, but this summer, as lobster prices have plunged in a saturated market, the succulent treat has increasingly become a bargain.

Bob Ryan

Kevin Youkilis feels comfortable with White Sox

The former Red Sox third baseman has exceeded expectations for the White Sox and the White Sox have exceeded expectations for Youkilis.

“I’ll have people with smartphones who will search online for prices as I’m talking to them,” said George Toma, president of George Washington Toma in Weymouth. “If a customer shows me a different price, at least we can talk about it. I can’t have that conversation if they leave and do it at home.”

Small electronics retailers stay focused on service

By putting an emphasis on service, rather than the lowest prices, independent electronic stores are appealing to consumers overwhelmed by the number of choices.

Families rejoice at local pair’s release in Egypt

A Dorchester pastor and an Everett woman were released by their Egyptian captor Monday after a diplomatic flurry by American and Egyptian officials.

Mass. General Hospital plans to celebrate its top ranking on Tuesday with Mayor Thomas Menino and a rolling rally

Mass. General named best hospital in US

Massachusetts General Hospital leaped past Johns Hopkins Hospital to take the top spot in US News and World Report’s annual rankings for the first time.


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Red Sox 5, White Sox 1

Adrian Gonzalez passes by Chicago 3B Kevin Youkilis rounding the bases on his home run.

Red Sox win in Youkilis’s return

Adrian Gonzalez struck a three-run homer in the eighth that broke a 1-1 deadlock, as the Red Sox beat the White Sox in Kevin Youkilis’s first game at Fenway since being traded.


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Marissa Mayer takes a giant, high-powered step.

Google executive moves on to become Yahoo chief

Google executive Marissa Mayer will become the next leader of Yahoo, a move that will make her one of the most prominent women in corporate America.



“We’re not here seeking a limitation on spending; we ought to be, but we’re not,” Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, said in a floor speech before the vote.

GOP blocks political-ad disclosure bill

Senate Republicans again foiled Democrats in their efforts to pass a bill expanding disclosures of donors to independent political groups.

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