2 Mass. plans vie for savings on health care

Mass. Senate leaders’ will call for less-aggressive spending limits on the health care industry than the House proposed, and fewer controls on high-priced hospitals and doctors.

Illegal-immigrant scrutiny tightens in Mass.

A controversial federal program targeting illegal immigrants, particularly criminals, will expand in the state, despite longstanding opposition from Governor Patrick and advocates.

Aaron Kirley, cofounder of luggage shipping company Luggage Forward, in the company's Boston office.


Five Mass. companies on Inner City 100

Mainstream Global, J.P. Licks, TPR Media, Fennick McCredie, and Luggage Forward made the annual Inner City 100 list, which honors 100 successful urban firms throughout the US.

Massachusetts fares well in factory jobs study

Factory jobs pay well in Greater Boston, especially for sophisticated production work, although the sector represents only 7.3 percent of the workforce, a study found.

Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe

Another NStar outage draws questions, outrage

A power outage Tuesday — triggered by a problem at the same Back Bay substation that caught fire in March — had residents and business owners scratching their heads in disbelief.

Rajon Rondo (13 points, 6-of-17 shooting) ran out of time after stealing the ball in the final seconds, dribbling into a crowd, then failing to get off a shot or a pass as the Celtics lost Game 5.

Dan Shaughnessy

Eliminate thoughts of a Hawks comeback

After dropping Game 5 last night to the Hawks, the Celtics need to end it Thursday. They do not want to come back to Atlanta for Game 7 Saturday night.

Steve Wynn drops casino proposal

The casino developer abandoned plans to build a Foxborough gambling resort, a decision that reshuffles the competition for the sole Greater Boston casino license.

Brian McGrory

Very friendly skies for insurance execs

Liberty Mutual isn’t the only Mass. insurance company with a taste for the high life. Springfield-based MassMutual has a pair of planes that regularly haunt airports in Florida.

In an interview, US Rep. Edward Markey said he would “seriously consider’’ supporting a proposal by Spectra Energy Corp. of Houston to expand the Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline that delivers natural gas to New England.

Markey urges more investment in gas pipelines

US Rep. Edward J. Markey called for increased investments in domestic pipelines — which could boost recent efforts to expand a natural gas pipeline that serves New England.


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Hawks 87, Celtics 86

The Celtics’ Rajon Rondo lost control after stealing the ball from the Hawks in the final seconds of Game 5.

Hawks beat Celtics to extend series

The Celtics failed to convert in crunch time as Atlanta beat Boston, 87-86, to force a Game 6 at the TD Garden Thursday.


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Hebrew College cancels sale of campus

Eighteen months after the startling news that Hebrew College planned to sell its celebrated campus, its leaders say the school has regained its financial footing and will now stay put.


Political Notebook

By most accounts, a slow, sometimes stumbling recovery is underway in New York and nationally, and Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Obama have made creating jobs their priority.

Obama, Cuomo foresee economic prosperity

President Obama and Governor Andrew Cuomo bonded over a vision of economic prosperity for the future, while sharing a rosier view of the current state and national economies.


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A potential investor carried Facebook IPO data Tuesday.

Facebook makes pitch to likely Boston investors

Ahead of Facebook’s initial public offering, company brass met with investors in Boston while CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked privately with a few major firms.

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