The next Congress

Prospect of legislative gridlock unabated

President Obama will again face a divided Congress as the Republican Party held onto its strong majority in the House.

Voters surveyed cited rising prices and chronic unemployment as continuing concerns.

Voters still on edge about economy, possible remedies

The American electorate reflected the deep divisions defined by a bitter, wildly expensive campaign in yesterday’s election.

James Dresch of MND Partners Inc. worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange the day after President Obama won reelection.

Dow plummets as investors worry about ‘fiscal cliff’

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 313 points in the worst single-day drop of the year.

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// Election results

Maps of state-by-state presidential results, town-by-town Senate results, and links to other US, state, and local races.

It was not skateboard weather for Joey Cohen, 11,  as he waited to be picked up after school in Newton.

Nor’easter brings snow to the region

Areas in Western and Central Massachusetts could see as much as 2 to 4 inches of snow tonight, with some areas getting up to 6, according to forecasts. Above, snow dusted Newton this afternoon.

Mass. pharmacy board chief fired

James D. Coffey has been fired for allegedly ignoring a complaint in July about the Framingham compounding pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak.

Tommy Heinsohn was a player and coach for the Celtics, and is now a television commentator for the team.

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Why Tommy Heinsohn is a Celtics institution

The Celtics’ color commentator was one of the greatest players and coaches in Celtics history before he started torturing NBA officials from his broadcast perch.

Steak tips are one of several varieties of tips on the menu at the Tip Tap Room.

Beacon Hill restaurant the Tip Tap Room takes its name seriously

This might be the most literal restaurant in town.

Laura Weinstein, the engineer-marathoner behind Cookie Lady Treats, makes a thousand of them in a week.

This jobless engineer became ‘Cookie Lady’

If you have two master’s degrees, one in chemical engineering, and can’t find a job, what do you do?