Economists say they are optimistic about recovery

Despite a slow start in 2014, many economists see an increasing speed to the rebound.


// Home buyers face tight inventories, rising prices

Despite rising prices and bidding wars, homeowners still remain reluctant to put up for-sale signs, frustrating buyers and real estate agents.

Khris Davis beat a throw to David Ross after Daniel Nava misplayed the hop on a line drive by Mark Reynolds.

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Red Sox fall to Brewers again

The Brewers took all three games of the series at Fenway Park.

Pro-Russian protesters displayed a banner at the regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine.

Pro-Russians storm government buildings in eastern Ukraine

Secessionist sentiment in eastern Ukraine has sparked protests since Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president was ousted in February.

President Obama obliged when David Ortiz asked him to take a selfie.

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On Second Thought

White House selfie painted a bad picture

David Ortiz forever changed the dynamics of these meet and greets when he pulled out his smartphone and asked the president to pose for a selfie.

Joshua K. Messier, a 23-year-old mental health patient, was killed while guards were placing him in four-point restraints at Bridgewater.

Bridgewater restraints use rose, even after death

Patients at Bridgewater were placed in restraints or isolation at more than 100 times the rate as patients at other state mental health facilities in 2013, records show.


Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.

Films that used software from Burlington-based Avid Technology include “Captain Phillips,” “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” and “12 Years a Slave.”

Innovation economy

Can Avid make a comeback?

Avid Technology, whose stock is down about 85 percent over the past decade, was booted from the Nasdaq in February.



// Challenging the boundaries, and definition, of ‘host community’

Gambling fans thought the battle had been won with the gaming law’s passage in 2011. Hardly.


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Apr 4, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (16) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the third inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox put Will Middlebrooks on disabled list

Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI showed a grade-1 strain in his right calf.