Mass. may tell Amazon to charge sales tax

The move would raise prices for online shoppers, but generate as much as $45 million in annual revenue for the state, according to people briefed on the matter.

UMass president Robert L. Caret and Governor Deval Patrick are now exchanging heated words over the UMass system’s proposed increases in student fees.


Caret, Patrick at odds over plan for UMass fee hike

In an unusual public spat, Governor Deval Patrick and University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret are quarreling over a proposal that would raise UMass fees by 4.9 percent.

Senate teams clash over a schedule for debates

Though GOP Senator Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren agreed to their first two primetime TV debates, they are at loggerheads over the rest of the schedule.

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray was a close political ally of former Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael E. McLaughlin, who was forced to resign after revelations that he was deliberately concealing his inflated $360,000 paycheck.

Murray to speak to investigators in housing scandal

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray will meet with investigators looking into abuses at the Chelsea Housing Authority, whose former director was a close political ally.

Coach Doc Rivers and veterans Paul Pierce and Ray Allen celebrated as the final horn sounded.

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Bob Ryan | Game 5: Celtics 94, Heat 90

Celtics stun Heat with biggest win of season

With their 94-90 Game 5 victory, the Celtics have taken three games in succession, leaving them one home win away from a total surprise berth in the NBA Finals.

// Plan unveiled for Suffolk Downs casino

Developers outlined the broad concepts behind a billion-dollar reinvention of the racetrack into a luxury gambling resort under the Caesars Entertainment brand.

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The dreamer and the mathematician

Richard Fields, the face of Suffolk Downs, and Gary Loveman, the CEO of Caesars Entertainment, which would run the proposed casino, make for an odd pair.

“We don’t need a casino,” said Kelsey Baker, (right) 22, of Dorchester with her sister, Kayla. “Leave those in Las Vegas.”

Not everyone’s all-in on Suffolk casino plan

On the tired streets near the track in East Boston and Revere, the concept of building a casino was generally embraced, though some residents worried about an increase in crime.

An LG 3D video wall at SID Display Week. TV makers have tried spurring sales and boosting prices with new technology.

TV makers try new tricks to restore market’s prices

A radical new television set, which allows two people wearing special glasses to watch different programs on the same screen, was shown in Boston Tuesday.


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Orioles 8, Red Sox 6

The Orioles’ Mark Reynolds scored a run in the tenth inning to put the Baltimore on top of the Red Sox.

Red Sox can’t rally against Orioles

Jarrod Saltalammachia’s two-run homer in the ninth kept the Red Sox in the game, but the bullpen coughed up two runs in the 10th as the Orioles won, 8-6.


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Business leaders coping in dubious economic climate

We asked business leaders at Boston College’s Chief Executives’ Club of Boston luncheon Tuesday to talk about how the uncertainty is affecting their companies.