January 10, 2008

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When will it end?
It's now 46-4. Since Game 4 of the ALCS, when the Red Sox were down 3-1 to the Indians, the Sawx, Pats and Celts...
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The Starbucks reverse jinx
Source: Slate With nearly 15,000 existing Starbucks stores and six new ones opening per day, it stands to reason that mom and pop coffeehouses don't...
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Interesting analysis of NH polls
There is a lot of second guessing of the New Hampshire polls that showed Barack Obama handily beating Hillary Clinton. As is known, Clinton won....
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Local aid plan on the rocks
A plan by cities and towns to get a larger slice of the state budget appears dead, according to State House News Service. That could...

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CVS will soon open in-store health clinics, after state OK

After state regulators cleared the way yesterday for store-based medical clinics, CVS Corp. said it plans to open more than two dozen inside Massachusetts drugstores this year, dispensing treatment for bronchitis and earaches a few aisles away from shelves of candy and nail polish. (By Stephen Smith, Boston Globe)

Watch the consumer

Consumer spending is critical to the overall health of the economy. But Americans are saddled with record amounts of debt. That may lead consumers to finally stop shopping this year. (By Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe)

Rare genetic hot spot of errors is tied to autism

Boston-based autism researchers have pinpointed a genetic hot spot where DNA errors appear to increase a child's chances of developing autism one-hundred-fold. (By Carey Goldberg, Boston Globe)

McCain, Romney bank on Mich.

With their rivals focused on other states and the race for the Republican nomination still unsettled, John McCain and Mitt Romney battled each other in Michigan yesterday, turning their attention to the state's suffering economy and its crucial presidential primary on Tuesday. (By Michael Levenson, Boston Globe)

Clinton, Obama claim fund-raising edge

Democratic front-runners Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sparred yesterday over who has the most fund-raising potential for the battle ahead, as Obama suggested that he will soon retaliate against Clinton's sharpened attacks. (By Marcella Bombardieri and Lisa Wangsness, Boston Globe)
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