Partners posts $22m loss, first in 15 years

Dragged down by its insurance arm, Partners lost money on operations in the last fiscal year for the first time since 1999.

// N.H. woman in deadly bike crash to plead guilty

Darriean Hess, charged in the deaths of two Mass. women, plans to plead guilty to two counts of manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault.

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Arbiter denies Adrian Peterson appeal

The ruling upheld the NFL?s decision last month to suspend Peterson without pay at least until next spring.

// Market Basket sale finalized, ending bitter family feud

Arthur T. Demoulas closed a deal to buy 50.5 percent of the business from his relatives for more than $1.6 billion.

// Victim?s text messages tossed in Hernandez case

A judge ruled that text messages sent by Odin Lloyd on the night he died were not admissible at the trial of Aaron Hernandez.

HUBweek sponsors, from left: MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MIT President L. Rafael Reif, Harvard President Drew Faust, John Henry, owner and publisher of The Boston Globe, and Linda Henry Pizzuti.

Officials hope HUBweek becomes city?s signature event

The innovation-themed festival is designed to showcase Boston as a center of technology, medicine, academia and the arts.

Evan Horowitz

What?s happening to oil prices?

Oil prices hit a five-year low Thursday, bringing cheer to Americans at gas stations everywhere.

Ted Cruz  and Elizabeth Warren.

Cruz, Warren oppose spending bill, but for different reasons

As a $1.1 trillion spending bill moves forward, an unlikely pair are finding themselves united in opposition to it.

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Inside the files of the Islamic State in Iraq

What we are learning about the militants from their declassified spreadsheets.

Hillary Clinton spoke during the Massachusetts Conference for Women at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.


Mass. group hopes to give Clinton a headstart

A new online venture wants to give Hillary Clinton a headstart on the process of collecting signatures for Democratic primaries.



The post office says check your mailbox on Dec. 17

Christmas card season is here. We break down the numbers.

A Toys ?R? Us store logo sign in New York.radition in recent years has been pushed into Thanksgiving evening. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

Donor pays off $20,000 in layaway orders at Toys ?R? Us

The woman walked into a Bellingham store and she paid thousands to settle payments on 150 layaway orders.

// Santa Claus disinvited from Cambridge school concert

Santa, a festive fixture at the Peabody School?s concert in past years, is an apparent victim of a single complaint.

An artist?s rendering ot the penthouse on the 60th floor of Millennium Tower, which is being marketed for $37.5 million.

Most expensive homes for sale in Mass.

A Nantucket mansion at 9 Kimball Ave. sold this week for $27.16 million, but Mass. still has a wealth of top-dollar real estate available.

Double Shot

// A White House coffee quest comes to an end

What is served at fancy functions at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.? On Thursday, Globe reporter Matt Viser found out.

// Tom Brady?s meticulous health regimen revealed in SI article

Brady?s days are mapped out for not just months, but for years, a feature in Sports Illustrated explained.


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// Where race relations stand in America

A look at how some people react to cases like Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff


The best photos of 2014

The stories behind the Globe?s most memorable pictures of the year.