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Heat, humidity blanket region

A heat advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. today as soaring heat and suffocating humidity will make it feel hotter than 100 degrees.

State Street to buy Goldman Sachs unit for $550m

The Boston financial services company will buy Goldman Sachs Administration Services, a hedge fund unit that manages around $200 billion in assets.

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.

Boston Capital

// 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.

The parking garage in front of the New England Aquarium as seen from the Greenway in this June 2, 2010 file photo.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff/File

Paul McMorrow

How to make parking garages in Boston obsolete

The best way of speeding Boston garages’ downfall, and putting valuable land back into active use, is by living up to the deal that was supposed to underpin the Big Dig.

Joanna Weiss

// Paterno supporters defend the indefensible

Joe Paterno’s stubbornest defenders are part of a long chain of luminaries who have rushed to defend friends and colleagues who could surely do no wrong.

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

Lobster prices plunge, to fishermen’s chagrin

This summer, as lobster prices have plunged in a saturated market, the succulent treat has increasingly become a bargain.

Kevin Youkilis, left, caught up with ex-teammate David Ortiz before Monday’s game.

Bob Ryan

Youkilis deserves his comfortable spot

Kevin Youkilis has been a sparkplug since joining the White Sox, and said he’s happy to be on a team with “less drama” than Boston.


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“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.



“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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