Pharmacy case may see call for jail time

The top executives of the Framingham pharmacy that has been linked to a meningitis outbreak are likely to be criminally prosecuted on federal charges.

Smoke rose over Gaza City Tuesday night after an apparent Israeli air strike on the deadliest day of the fighting.


US joins mounting effort for Israel-Hamas truce

The struggle to achieve even a brief pause in the fighting emphasized the obstacles to finding any lasting solution.

Governor Deval Patrick said he is encouraged by the state’s talks with Amazon. But “I’m just not sure that we’re going to have an agreement in place in time for the holidays.”

Mass. prods Amazon to collect sales taxes

The Patrick administration is pressing Inc. to begin collecting sales taxes from Mass. customers as early as next year.

Mass. medical researchers’ funds at risk

Hospitals and research universities face a double-barreled threat from cuts in federal funding if a plan to curb the national debt is not reached by the end of the year.

At bakeries, it’s all about the pies for Thanksgiving

It’s peak pie season for bakeries, including the Whole Foods Bread and Circus Bakehouse, where a 38-person pastry team churns out 80,000 pies for the holiday.

Whole Foods bakery kicks into high gear

The Whole Foods Bread and Circus Bakehouse in Medford makes pies destined for tables throughout New England, New Jersey, and New York City.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Retailers shouldn’t open on Thanksgiving

Many big box retailers are rendering Black Friday obsolete this year by opening their doors Thanksgiving night as early as 8 p.m.

Business leaders offer suggestions on budget crisis

Locally and nationally, business leaders are mulling how they would tackle the slew of tax increases and expense cuts set to take effect in the new year.

AvalonBay Communities hopes to start building a 503-apartment tower (rendering above) by fall 2013.

38-story apartment tower planned at TD Garden

AvalonBay Communities Inc.’s apartment tower next to TD Garden would include a two-story retail arcade connecting to the arena and North Station.

Tom Zekos of Newbury, N.H., searched tubs of confiscated pocket knives for sale at the surplus property store.

TSA airport seizures create new market

The New Hampshire State Surplus Store sells the stuff that gets confiscated by security at New England's busiest airports, including Logan.


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Movie Review

Suraj Sharma as Pi Patel, adrift in a lifeboat with a tiger, and amid oceanic bioluminescence in Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi.”

Ang Lee’s ‘Pi’ is a marvel

Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel, “Life of Pi,” is a marvel of contradictions. The movie shouldn’t work at all, but it does.