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Mass. jobless rate rises for third straight month

The state’s unemployment rate rose from 6.3 percent in August to 6.5 percent in September. The state added 5,100 jobs for the month.

New England Compounding Center

Merging of families fueled businesses linked to meningitis outbreak

The Framingham pharmacy linked to the deadly national outbreak might not have existed but for a relationship that started three decades ago.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox taking too long hiring a manager

Why is it taking so long for the Sox to hire a manager? If John Farrell is their guy, then make a deal with Toronto. If not, move on.

 Andrew Campbell got his family involved in his sport.

Brian Feulner for The Boston Globe

For these rowers, Head of Charles is family time

Four members of the Campbell family of New Canaan, Conn., will be on the river this weekend at the 48th annual Head of the Charles Regatta.

Mitt Romney, left, stopped in Chesapeake, Va., and President Obama was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Obama, Romney focus on women’s issues

President Obama highlighted Mitt Romney’s plans to cut funds for Planned Parenthood Wednesday. Romney said women are focused on the economy and jobs.

joan vennochi

Obama needs to win the not-so-optimistic

Barack Obama won the hope vote in 2008. Now, to keep the White House, President Obama needs to win back the disappointed.

President Obama and Mitt Romney at Tuesday’s debate in Hempstead, N.Y.

Juliette Kayyem

Foreign policy and the parental perspective

When it comes to foreign policy, Mitt Romney takes a “tiger mom” approach, while President Obama is “French mom.”

Globe Insiders

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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Stage Review

From left: Ken Cheeseman, Miranda Craigwell, Cliff Odle, and Patrick Shea comprise the four-person cast of “Race.”

‘Race’ looks back in anger at New Rep

This law-office drama puts more than racial prejudice on trial. It goes after sexism and legal ethics as well.