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Partisan standoff on bailout;
candidates' debate in doubt

A high-stakes White House meeting that was supposed to seal an agreement on a $700 billion plan to avert financial disaster on Wall Street unexpectedly dissolved into a heated argument over an alternate proposal by conservative Republicans, leading congressional leaders to clash over a deal that had suddenly turned sour. (By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff)

McCain, Obama square off on
whether to square off

With no done deal on the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, John McCain and Barack Obama last night intensified their extraordinary staredown over whether to hold their first presidential debate tonight. (By Scott Helman, Globe Staff)

Economic data point to recession

The US economy is almost certainly in recession and facing a long period of weakness that could push unemployment to its highest level since the early 1990s, economists said. (By Robert Gavin, Globe Staff)

Many voice anger over $700b outlay

From Boston to Southern California, many Americans are questioning the government's plan to spend $700 billion to rescue ailing Wall Street investment firms. (By Todd Wallack and Bryan Bender, Globe Staff)
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Big hike in tolls for Pike looming

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority officials, declaring "there's no tooth fairy" to rescue the beleaguered agency, debated a menu of steep toll hikes yesterday and appeared resigned about passing a price hike in the near future. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

Cambridge cyclists pedal into arms of the law

He looked as carefree as can be, pedaling on his silver 18-speed mountain bike, wearing designer jeans and a black sport coat, a butterscotch leather handbag in his bicycle rack. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

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