September 13, 2008

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Clash over 'change' heats up

Senator Barack Obama, buffeted by an energized and newly aggressive Republican ticket, sought to reclaim the mantle of change yesterday, launching a broad assault on John McCain's reformer credentials and drawing contrasts with his rival in his starkest terms yet. (By Scott Helman, Globe Staff)

Fueled by oil taxes, Alaska
spending soared under Palin

She may have fired the governor's chef and sold the state jet, but Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has also presided over a dramatic increase in state spending in the last two years. (By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff)
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State orders hospital ERs to halt 'diversions'

The state has ordered Massachusetts hospitals to stop turning away ambulances when their emergency rooms are overcrowded, a decades-old practice that can delay treatment and has upset patients denied care at their usual hospitals. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)

NASCAR team pitches to youth

Boys and girls, start your engines! Fenway Sports Group, the sports marketing firm of Red Sox principal owner John Henry, is taking an unprecedented approach to cultivating a new generation of racing buffs in New England - by aggressively marketing its NASCAR Racing team to children. (By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff)

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