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A123 Systems files for bankruptcy

Just two months after the Waltham electric vehicle battery maker announced plans for a $450 million lifeline, the company declared bankruptcy.

// Chief Judge Mark Wolf to retire from full-time duties

Wolf presided over some of the most high-profile cases the state has seen in recent years.

Former Citigroup chief executive Vikram Pandit.

In sudden departure, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit steps down

Pandit steered the bank through the 2008 financial crisis and the choppy years that followed.

Presidential debate | 9 p.m.

Crucial debate in presidential race tonight

While President Obama needs to display the urgency he lacked in the first debate, Mitt Romney is hoping to build momentum.

Sarah, Beth, and Scott Hostetler of Buena Park, Calif., were the first to try the program.


To avert foreclosure, firm turns homes into ad space

Brainiacs from Mars paints houses in bright colors then attaches removable ads. In return, the owner’s mortgage is paid by the company.

Ruth and Carl Shapiro made their first donation in 1950, when they gave $10 to Brandeis University. In 2000, the Shapiros gave $22 million for a campus center at Brandeis.

Ruth Shapiro, noted philanthropist; at 95

Shapiro, an elegant benefactor who with her husband Carl founded one of the most generous family foundations in the city’s history, died Sunday.

// Boy, 14, charged in Dorchester killing

Ernest Watkins IV was charged with the stabbing death of a 39-year-old man who resisted when a group of teens tried to rob him in Dorchester.

joanna weiss

In step with the Arnold apology tour

The saga of Arnold Schwarzenegger shows that what makes a man a great politician and a personal scumbag are often the very same qualities.

Tom Brady’s play is not a problem, but the solution to almost all of the Patriots’ ones.

Christopher l. Gasper

Brady not to blame for team’s struggles

The Patriots have 99 problems and Tom Brady ain’t one. Brady, even at age 35, is not one of the major Super Bowl-title barriers for New England.

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Globe Talk | Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Revealing ‘The Real Romney’

Join Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, authors of “The Real Romney,” to discuss the Republican presidential candidate’s life and history.


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Patriots coach Bill Belichick (right) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia didn’t have enough answers in the fourth quarter Sunday, and it won’t get any easier against the Jets.

Patriots hope to learn from Seahawks loss

The defense, specifically the secondary and its inability to avoid big plays, might bear the bigger brunt of the criticism coming the Patriots’ way.