Advanced degrees can provide added job security

Nothing like a recession and weak recovery to focus workers on a key question: What can I do to stay employed? The answer for many: get an advanced degree.

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President of Ireland makes first visit to Boston

Michael D. Higgins visited several sites in Boston Saturday as part of the annual remembrance of the Great Irish Famine.

Springfield residents rally for man convicted of murder

About 50 people, including a relative of the victim, rallied Saturday in Gerrish Park for Charles Wilhite, who they said was wrongfully convicted of murder in 2010.

// Obama rips into Mitt Romney at Ohio rally

At his first official campaign rally of the year, President Obama tore into Romney as eager to ‘‘rubber stamp’’ a conservative Republican congressional agenda.

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Big drama and bigger egos in Edwards’ court

Whether former presidential hopeful John Edwards is guilty of misusing campaign funds is the least interesting thing about the show playing out in federal court.

Paul Krugman.


Paul Krugman: Economist and sci-fi buff

From the bully pulpit of his New York Times column, Paul Krugman has been explaining why numbers matters since 1999.

MIT economist Amy Finkelstein won this year’s John Bates Clark medal.


What happens when you change an entire health care system?

MIT economist Amy Finkelstein, recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, goes beyond the political debate to look at the real economic consequences of changes in health care policy.

Critic’s Notebook

// cast.jpg Struggling with the diversity challenge on TV

In this moment where discussions of the representations of race on TV and racial flare-ups in the real world seem to be bubbling up all over, Sarah Rodman highlights shows that deftly make “visibility” invisible.


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138th kentucky derby

Jockey Mario Gutierrez, riding  in his first Derby, guided the 3-year-old I’ll Have Another to victory on a fast track.

I’ll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby

I’ll Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away on Saturday to win in Louisville.


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Some residents who oppose a new Walmart in Watertown have expressed concerns about increased traffic, noise and sound pollution, property devaluation, and threats to small business owners.

Dozens protest proposed Wal-Mart in Watertown

The protestors demonstrated their opposition to the possible construction of a superstore on a 7.8 acre property located at Irving and Arsenal streets.


Political Intelligence

Democrat Elizabeth Warren has been fielding questions about her income taxes and ancestry.

Senate candidates’ forthrightness put to test

The leading candidates in the Mass. US Senate race have faced a variety of situations in recent days that offered atypical testimony to their forthrightness.


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Social media blitz lands a job for Dave

Dave Cutler’s frenzy of social media self-promotion finally paid off in April when he landed a job as a social media specialist at a Somerville software firm.

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A guard tower in the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, co-defendants appear at arraignment

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four accused co-conspirators appeared in public for the first time in more than three years on Saturday.