Bain Capital under investigation for tax strategy

The private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney is among more than a dozen firms being investigated for improperly avoiding federal income taxes, according to the New York Times.

// Obama urged to draw sharp contrasts, come out swinging

President Obama needs to take advantage of the DNC and frame a crystal clear choice for voters, a group of top Democrats surveyed by the Globe said.

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Two killed in early-morning Littleton crash

A man and a woman were killed when a pickup truck struck a utility pole on Great Road in Littleton early this morning, police said.

Unification Church leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon spoke during his

Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement, has died.

The Red Sox are keeping an eye on James Loney to see whether he could be their fulltime guy or even platoon with a righthanded hitter.

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Sunday Baseball Notes

Phillies, Red Sox interesting study in rebuilding

In two Northeast cities where rebuilding is never an option unless it’s done very quickly, the Red Sox and Phillies have to piece it together again.

GrabCAD, where Roger Maranan, Grant Thomas-Lepore, and Gabe Blanchet work, picked Cambridge over California.


7 factors that attract entrepreneurs to Boston

A survey of about 20 company founders — and the worker bees who help companies grow — helps explain why some entrepreneurs are choosing to stay in Boston.

EVERY NATION A CASTLE: A fence marking the Turkey-Iran border.

The Internationalist

A world of messy borders? Get used to it

According to one scholar, state sovereignty has never been as important as we think.


Soaring back in time with the ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’

The bright side of Monty Python controversy.


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Channing Tatum as a male stripper in “Magic Mike.’’

9 top summer movie moments of 2012

The summer’s movie releases were a mixed bag, as always. But there were moments that we’ll carry with us long after the air turns cold with the rush of Oscar contenders.


Apex Orchards in Shelburne Falls, on the edge of the Pioneer Valley, was founded in 1828.

7 favorite Massachusetts apple farms

Every apple has a story, and the third- and fourth-generation family growers in the heart of the state’s apple country can tell you lots of them.

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