State jobless rate falls to 6.3%

With 2,500 jobs added, April marked the fifth consecutive month of gains for the state and the lowest unemployment rate since October of 2008.

// Gaming Company.JPEG-09498-1542--90x90.jpg R.I. official out amidst Schilling controversy

The head of the agency that approved a $75 million loan guarantee for Curt Schilling’s now financially troubled video gaming company has resigned.

Mitt Romney, RNC raise $40m in April

The total closes the fund-raising gap with President Obama and reveals a party coalescing around its presumptive nominee.

Medford Housing executive resigning under fire

Robert Covelle’s exit comes one year after allegations of widespread favoritism in hiring and contracting under his leadership.

Undercover drug unit to focus on South Boston

Seven officers will target areas with high drug activity, especially during early-morning hours, when addicts are more likely to seek fixes, police said.

 Actors Jason Bateman and Will Arnett provide commentary and comedy in Morgan Spurlock’s “Mansome,” a film on male beauty and vanity.


‘Mansome’ looks at pressure on men to be perfect, too

Are men more vain in 2012 than any previous point in history? Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary looks for answers. And cosmetics.

Dan Shaughnessy

Celtics are better, and they know it

The Celtics seem to be toying with the 76ers in this series, with visions of a meeting with the Heat or Pacers on their minds.

Joan Vennochi

Elizabeth Warren’s voice against Wall Street gets tuned out

Warren’s is the voice of reason and clarity, standing up to Wall Street power brokers. She’s also the voice that Wall Street and Washington insiders like to ignore.

Yvonne Abraham

After side-swipes, 77-year-old driver gives up driving

After a lifetime of liberty behind the wheel, Nancy Lawton reached the point where she couldn’t drive any more.


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Rays 2, Red Sox 1

Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox saw their winning streak end on Wednesday.

Red Sox stumble vs. Rays as win streak ends

The Red Sox, looking like a team that used to be good, were out-executed by the first-place Rays after a fielding miscue.


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Joseph Hooley in New York early this month.

State Street chief backs tighter rules

State Street Corp. chief executive Jay Hooley said he favors stricter trading rules following last week’s disclosure of a $2 billion derivatives loss by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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