October 29, 2008

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Bribery defendant Wilkerson

Fifteen years after starting her career with the promise of a new kind of political leadership, state Senator Dianne Wilkerson was arrested yesterday and charged with a decidedly old-school form of corruption. (By Michael Levenson and Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff)

Affidavit depicts pol
manipulating levers of power

It was a mid-August afternoon on Beacon Hill, typically the time of year when little gets done at the State House. But on this day in 2007, a cadre of powerful officials had gathered in a Senate meeting room to cut a deal to provide a liquor license for a Roxbury nightclub championed by state Senator Dianne Wilkerson. (By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)
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Brighter mood in
market sends Dow up 889

Propelled by a feverish end-of-session rally, stocks rebounded dramatically yesterday, pushing the benchmark Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 900 points in its second-largest point gain ever and extending a white-knuckled season of market volatility. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

Obama on defense in Pa.
as McCain senses an opening

This is football country, so let's use a football analogy: In the closing days of the presidential campaign, Senator Barack Obama has the ball and he's driving deep into opposing territory. But John McCain is looking for a sack. (By Scott Helman and Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff)
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