July 14, 2008

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Having trouble upgrading your iPhone?
Are you an iPhone owner who's had trouble upgrading to Apple's new software? Boston Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray would like to hear from you. E-mail him at bray@globe.com.
Cheaper auto insurance?
Have you recently purchased auto insurance from Progressive that had lower premiums than your old policy? If so, talk to the Globe's Jeff Krasner at krasner@globe.com or (617) 929-3143.
Have you ever downloaded a textbook?
Have you ever downloaded an academic textbook from the Internet to avoid buying it? We'd like to talk to you. Contact Hiawatha Bray at bray@globe.com.
Cutting your work week to trim energy costs?
Does your company have a four-day work week? Or are the bosses talking about moving to one as a way to save gas and utility costs? E-mail eailworth@globe.com to share your story.
Red Sox on the radio
Know a place in New England (or beyond) where the Red Sox are always on the radio? A back porch? Pizza joint? Clam shack? Factory? Tollbooth? Tell reporter Andrew Ryan about it for a story about background music to the New England summer. Please e-mail your responses to acryan@globe.com.
Registry remorse?
You got married — congratulations! Are you now looking around at your gifts and regretting the things you registered for? Is it because you were in a rush to pick them out? E-mail your wedding registry remorse story to chollands@boston.com.
School's out for the kids. Now what?
Summer camps and family vacations are not yet in high gear. This week can be a challenging one for parents. What's your strategy? Email jkahn@globe.com.
Men's Body Wear
Are you a guy who wears body shaping underwear or stomach-trimming undergarments to look thinner or to fit into your jeans and suits? Please contact jodiaz@globe.com.
Beijing Olympics
Are you planning a trip to the Beijing Olympics? Are you going only for the sports - or any personal reasons? Please tell us about your plans at wen@globe.com.
Credit crunch got you down?
Having trouble getting a mortgage or refinancing? Email blanton@globe.com to tell us your story
Have a consumer question you want answered?
Want to know if an extended warranty is worth it? Wondering what to do if a dry cleaner ruins your clothes? We want to find answers for you in an upcoming feature. Email questions to consumer@globe.com.
Do you gamble?
Are you a regular at casinos? Would you let a photographer and reporter hang around on a visit and interview you at home? Let us know at richman@globe.com.
Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
Miss Conduct
Have a quandary? Share it, and your question and Miss Conduct's answer may appear in an issue of the Globe Magazine. Submit a question.
Tales from the City
The Globe Magazine is seeking anecdotes about life in Boston. They can be simple, funny, touching, baffling -- anything, really. If you have one, please share your tale.
Business etiquette
Do you have a business etiquette question? Submit it to Business Columnist Peter Post.
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US tries to save mortgage giants

Alarmed by the sharply eroding confidence in the nation's two largest mortgage finance companies, the Bush administration yesterday asked Congress to approve a sweeping rescue package that would give officials the power to inject billions of federal dollars into the beleaguered companies through investments and loans. (By Stephen Labaton, Boston Globe)

On injury leave, firefighter
stood out as bodybuilder

Despite a claim that he is "permanently disabled" from a work-related back injury, Boston firefighter Albert Arroyo competed in the International Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness competition in May. (By Walter V. Robinson, Boston Globe)

With RVs, the road's less traveled

RVers today are rambling less often. Some are leaving motor homes in the driveway, others are traveling shorter distances. Still others are staying longer at campgrounds and RV parks - even to the point of putting down roots. (By Nicole C. Wong, Boston Globe)

Patrick vetoes $122.5m in budget

Governor Deval Patrick took his veto pen to the state budget yesterday, striking $122.5 million in spending on lawmakers' pet projects, while asking the Legislature for expanded power to make midyear cuts to state services if needed. (By John C. Drake, Boston Globe)

Obama finds kindred soul at helm in Kansas

As a top-tier potential running mate for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama, Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas has been getting a lot of practice in stumping for the senator, making appearances that may help his campaign decide whether she is prepared for the national stage. (By Lisa Wangsness, Boston Globe)

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