Stocks surge on retail sales report

The Dow rose 218 points and the Nasdaq closed above 3,000 for the first time since December 2000 after a strong report on February sales.

15 of 19 banks pass stress test, but Citigroup fails

The third-largest US bank failed to show it could maintain adequate capital levels in a recession. Top Stories.JPEG-091b4-1398--90x90.jpg ‘Whitey’ Bulger may have been penning memoirs

Investigators seized what appear to be two separate autobiographies written by the gangster, including one titled “My Life in the Irish Mafia Wars.”

John Amabile

Sides clash over witness’s credibility in Mattapan trial

Prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over the credibility of Kimani Washington’s testimony during closing arguments in the quadruple murder case. Mitt Romney hopes for a Southern victory

A win in Mississippi or Alabama could provide a big boost for Romney’s campaign.

Paul McMorrow

What will happen after the Casey Overpass is leveled?

The demise of the overpass won’t be a city-building moment unless the state lives up to a decade-old commitment across the street, at the Arborway Yard.

Joanna Weiss

Cheesy marketing: The new taco from Taco Bell

Looking for the latest in product design? The spirit of American innovation? Forget about the new iPad. Consider, instead, the Doritos Locos Taco from Taco Bell.

Exclusive Wednesday Preview | Food Two Mass. women compete for $1 million Bake-Off prize

On March 25, Natalie Edwards and Holly Deak will compete in a group of 100 finalists for the million-dollar grand prize in the Pillsbury Bake-Off in Orlando.

Bid to fight mislabeled fish gets ramped up

Federal officials are increasing efforts to combat fish mislabeling, including training a government lab in Stoneham to conduct DNA testing of seafood.

Darnell McDonald is fighting for a spot on the Red Sox roster again.


Projecting the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster

It’s still more than three weeks until the first game, but baseball reporter Peter Abraham has a forecast for who will make the team.

“She’s not a victim. She’s a criminal and she should’ve been treated as such.”

Patricia Donahue,  on Catherine Greig

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The Back Story is a new video series where Globe journalists tell the stories behind their stories. Exclusively on, it is hosted by photographer and multimedia journalist Dina Rudick.


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Randy Moss back in NFL, joins 49ers

The ex-Patriots receiver is ready to show he can still be that dynamic deep threat who once dominated NFL defensive backs.

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Spring Style

The season’s freshest fashion feels airy and easy — think fluttery shapes, pretty prints, and nothing too structured or serious.


“The best-selling board game today is the board game that was the best-selling board game in 1936. That is Monopoly.”

Game publisher Eric Hautemont