Companies call for tech classes in Mass. schools

Executives from Google, Microsoft, and other leading firms want to require all public schools to teach computer science.

Edward Snowden (left) and Bradley Manning worked with classified material.


Leaks show US intelligence vulnerability

The government is in an era where ever more secrets are being kept in digital files — and are accessible by a greater number of people.

Utility leader Thomas May’s holdings exceed $80m

The merger of Northeast Utilities and NStar has been good for shareholders, and for the NStar chief executive who engineered the deal.

NStar Electric chief Craig Hallstrom talked about the problem with transformer 110A at the Scotia Street Substation.

Outage cause in Back Bay a mystery to NStar

NStar officials remained unsure what caused a weekend cable malfunction in a substation that left thousands without power for several hours.

Brian Rosen played with Autumn, a home seller’s pet, as wife Elizabeth Deutsch and broker Ed Greable watched.


House seekers play all angles in tight market

With inventory down and prices rising, buyers are exhibiting the kind of frenzied behavior not seen since 2005.

Tim Tebow and the Broncos lost, 41-23, to the visiting Patriots on Dec. 18, 2011, but he was all smiles when he met Tom Brady afterward.

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If Patriots are smart, Tim Tebow will sit in 2013

Signing Tebow was about getting him out of the spotlight and seeing if he can develop into a No. 2 quarterback.

Mass. will consider minimum wage hike

State legislators are considering a bill that would gradually raise the minimum wage from $8 to $11 an hour by 2015 and then adjust it for inflation.

General Electric named New England’s top brand

General Electric shook up the latest ranking of New England’s strongest brands, bouncing ESPN from its two-year reign at number one.



// Edward Snowden is an American hero

We owe the 29-year-old analyst who unveiled the existence of a NSA surveillance program our gratitude — and perhaps even our democracy.


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The Red Sox have won three straight and seven of their last nine.

Red Sox slip past Rays in 14th inning

The Red Sox saved themselves from what would have been the worst loss of the season by scoring twice in the 14th to beat the Rays, 10-8.


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Quadron, ‘Avalanche’

On Quadron’s slinky sophomore release, the electronic soul band toes the fine line between club cuts and after-hours ballads.