Worries curtail business spending

Spending on new plants and equipment, which led the rebound from the recession, has slowed amid fears Congress will be unable to avoid a fiscal disaster.

Canton students to be trained to counter shooters

In Canton and schools nationwide, ­officials are training teachers, staff, and eventually even students that in some cases they should fight against armed attackers.

Melissa Shook’s “Dover, the Orange Line, Washington Street.”

Melissa Shook

Photography review

‘An Elevated View: The Orange Line,’ at the BPL

The removal of the elevated line along Washington Street was a small but not-insignificant chapter in Boston history.

Christopher L. Gasper

How will Aqib Talib, Patriots do in second half?

How the trade for Talib impacts the Patriots is among the many questions for the second half of the season.

Elizabeth Warren said she needed to be more discreet on issues now that she is preparing to become a US senator.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Elizabeth Warren holds back with reporters

The senator-­elect brushed aside several questions, including ones about the looming “fiscal cliff,” in her first official press conference after winning.

Brian McGrory

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Brian_McGrory_150px-3956--90x90.jpg Elizabeth Warren a woman of few words

The people of Massachusetts want their senator to be open and honest about the issues on everyone’s mind, discretion be damned.

Medical marijuana that was packaged for sale in 1-gram packages at a facility in Seattle. Massachusetts is grappling with implementing its own law.

Medical marijuana law will challenge overseers

Approval of medical use of marijuana is already prompting questions about the readiness of beleaguered state health regulators, local communities, and police.

Kayak cofounder Paul English shaped apps that compare travel searches.

Priceline makes a $1.8 billion deal for Kayak

Priceline plans to purchase the travel research website, which has its technology headquarters in Concord.

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Daniel Day-Lewis (center) reinvents Abraham Lincoln as a canny politician hiding behind a folksy, godlike exterior.

‘Lincoln’ carries the weight of history

Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner — with help from Daniel Day-Lewis — tell one of our country’s greatest stories using dialogue filled with ideas.