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House approves stimulus

The House of Representatives approved an $819 billion economic-stimulus package by a largely party-line vote yesterday, extending an early legislative victory to President Obama while failing to follow his pledge to preside over a new era of bipartisan consensus. (By Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff)
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Patrick proposes broad cuts, taxes

Governor Deval Patrick yesterday called for a range of new taxes on such items as alcohol and soft drinks and higher fees at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, combined with deep cuts in local aid, education, and healthcare that will probably trigger layoffs across the state. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)
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Winter's worst finds Hub worn down

Retirement accounts have evaporated. The world is in turmoil. Jobs, if they're still there, seem at risk of washing down the drain like so much slush on the street. And now, as if to pile on, winter has become a parade of insults: dump upon dump of snow, followed by sleet, wind, and bitter cold. And it's only January. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

Some colleges go on hiring spree

Amid the gloom of hiring freezes across much of academia, some New England colleges are seizing on the opportunity to scoop up the brightest newly minted PhDs to bolster their faculty ranks and gain ground on their competition. (By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff)

Tickets fly for 'Dirty Dancing' on stage

Despite a recession that has left many with little disposable income for entertainment, Broadway Across America-Boston announced that "Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage", set to run Feb. 7 to March 15, has had such strong advance ticket sales that it is being extended through April 12 - a run of more than nine weeks. (By Meredith Goldstein, Globe Staff)

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