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Dow surges more than 300 points after fiscal deal

The Dow had its best day since December 2011 after Congress passed a bill to avert massive tax increases and spending cuts.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Christie rips Boehner for delay on Sandy aid

New Jersey’s Republican governor said it was ‘‘absolutely disgraceful’’ that the US House failed to act on a bill to aid storm victims.

// Brown questions Markey’s residency

The jab was directed at Scott Brown’s possible opponent for John Kerry’s Senate seat.

Boston-based reporter kidnapped, missing in Syria

James Foley’s family said he was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day.

Clinton talking to staff by phone from hospital

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is at a New York hospital where she is recovering from a blood clot in her head.

After rehabbing from surgery on both shoulders, Celtics guard Avery Bradley is eager to show his moves in games again.


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Celtics’ Avery Bradley ready to return

The guard is set to make his season debut tonight at TD Garden after having spent seven months rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulders.

Avis Budget Group Inc. will pay $12.25 per share for Zipcar.

Avis buys Zipcar for $500 million

Cambridge-based Zipcar, which was founded in 2000, went public in 2011 and has more than 760,000 members.

The Red Sox are counting on Jon Lester (left) and John Lackey to have bounce-back years.

Red Sox starting pitchers still a concern

For all of the moves made in the offseason, only 16 percent of the money spent has gone to improve the team’s greatest weakness: the starting rotation.

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2012 — Year in Review

A look back at the year that was, with the year’s best in TV, movies, sports, music, art, and more.


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Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis intends to retire after playoffs

A 13-time Pro Bowler, Lewis, 37, has been hobbled by injuries this season, and intends to end his career after the Ravens’ postseason run ends.

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