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Football 101: a class for job seekers

The students enrolled in “Water Cooler Football” were mainly unemployed senior executives, and in a rocky economy, job seekers need every advantage.


Learning the basics of football

A seminar teaches business people how to use gridiron lingo to improve networking.

Dan Shaughnessy | Tigers at Giants, 7:30 p.m.

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The World Series may not sound exciting in Boston this year, but here are some reasons why the Giants-Tigers matchup is attractive.


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When Bobby Valentine said Ortiz “decided not to play,” he failed to mention the team was 15.5 games out of a playoff spot by the time the slugger came off the DL.

Opinion | The Podium

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/08romneyro2-265--90x90.jpg The real Bain

Bill Achtmeyer, who once worked with Mitt Romney at Bain & Company, says the attacks on Bain and Romney are not true.

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Eight new cases of meningitis, one more death in outbreak

The meningitis cases caused by tainted steroids from a Framingham pharmacy rose to 312 and the death total to 24, the Centers for Disease Control said.

iRobot is well known for the Roomba, a self-propelled vaccuum, but the company also makes robots for military uses.

iRobot cutting 80 jobs, 40 in Bedford

As part of corporate restructuring, the company will close its North Carolina branch and eliminate 13 percent of its workforce.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands with U.S. Sen. Scott Brown at a campaign stop for Brown in Watertown, Mass., Wednesday.

Brown, Warren call on star power

N.J. Governor Chris Christie and singer James Taylor are hitting the trail for Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, respectively.

Obama at a campaign event in Iowa. He set off  Wednesday on an eight state, 7,660 mile, 40-hour tour.

Obama, Romney in longest campaign day so far

The presidential candidates are traveling thousands of miles today wooing potential voters in swing states.


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The New York Times, citing a high-ranking company official it did not name, reported that hackers had made unauthorized purchases on some customer credit cards.

Barnes & Noble warns customers after data breach

Devices used by customers to swipe credit and debit cards were tampered with in nine states, including the Chestnut Hill, Hingham, and East Walpole stores in Mass.