Storm lingering over South Shore, Cape Cod

Arctic cold is dominating Greater Boston today as the latest winter storm winds down in most of the state.

Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad’s future

A bitter clash over President Bashar Assad’s future threatened to collapse the negotiations before they really began.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

Gov. Patrick proposes $36.4 billion budget

The budget increases spending by 6.8 percent and focuses on priorities such as transportation and education.

WBUR poll shows Coakley leading Baker in governor’s race

Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker by 10 points in a hypothetical matchup, a new poll shows.

Jeremy Grantham has become Boston’s fourth-largest benefactor.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Leading investors leaving mark in city philanthropy

These investors, well-known in their business but not household names, are funding grass-roots works as well as traditional Boston institutions.

Bob Braunsdorf used an X-ray fluorescent machine, which does elemental metals’ analysis, at Continuum Energy Technologies.

Shirley Leung

Molten Metal revisited?

Continuum Energy Technologies, which is being sued by a Swiss heiress, shares similarities to Molten Metal, a high-flying startup that eventually went bankrupt.

Masahiro Tanaka

Yankees strike deal with Masahiro Tanaka

The Red Sox’ rival has landed the prized Japanese free agent pitcher on a 7-year deal worth $155 million.


Blessed by an ‘amazing community’

When columnist Jeff Jacoby’s son, Caleb, disappeared, a community of supporters stepped forward to help.


Charles Derber and June Sekera

// An invisible crisis

We are suffering from a mushrooming public goods deficit.


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Heat 93, Celtics 86

What Rajon Rondo gives up in height he appears to make up for in tenacity as he guards the Heat’s LeBron James in the first half.

Celtics fight hard, but fall to Heat

The Celtics now have the fourth-worst record in the NBA, a fact that is hard to escape even after they gave the Heat a tough game.

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