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As records go online, clash over mental care privacy

Patients, hospitals, and doctors are wrestling with delicate privacy issues as providers in separate networks are preparing to share patients’ records more widely online.

Public funding of campaigns largely irrelevant

As the nation prepares for its 10th national election since Watergate, the linchpin of reforms enacted in the aftermath — public funding for presidential campaigns — is all but dead.

In the 401(k) era, 70 may be the new age to retire

A new study from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research shows less than half of US workers will have enough money saved to retire at 65.

// DiMasi faults prison for medical care delay

Former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi’s tongue cancer has metastasized, and his attorney said that DiMasi was denied care while authorities prepared him for grand jury testimony.

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Summer slides in with a steamy scorcher

The first official day of summer arrived Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 96 degrees in Boston. The National Weather Service is predicting 99 degrees today.


Google vs. Bing: Which search engine hits the spot?

How good is Bing? Apparently, not good enough. What other conclusion is there when Google Inc. handles more than two-thirds of all Internet searches in the US.

From left: Scott H. Severance, Maureen Keiller, Diego Klock-Perez, and Leigh Barrett in “Car Talk: The Musical!!!”

Stage Review

A finely tuned ‘Car Talk’

On NPR, “Car Talk” is mostly, well, talk. Now, Wesley Savick has cobbled a wacky plot into “Car Talk: The Musical!!!” at Central Square Theater.

Red Sox 15, Marlins 5

Red Sox turn up heat on Marlins

In the last two games, the Red Sox, 15-5 winners over Miami Wednesday night, have felt right at home. The long ball has returned as part of a relentless offense.


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Patrice Bergeron wins Selke Trophy

Eight seasons into a career that was nearly truncated by menacing concussions, the Bruins center won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward.


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Who buys a $10,000 watch these days?

Plenty of people. The luxury watch business in Boston — and nationwide — is on the rebound.