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President Obama unveiled a $275 billion plan yesterday to help as many as 9 million homeowners avoid foreclosure and keep mortgage rates low in the most aggressive effort yet to stabilize the US housing market. (By Jenifer B. McKim, Globe Staff)
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Harvard University is putting the brakes on its landmark plans to remake an industrial slice of Allston into a sprawling new campus, President Drew Faust announced yesterday, in the clearest sign yet of the impact the recession is having on the world's wealthiest university. (By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff)

Alzheimer's study finds parental link

Children of parents with Alzheimer's disease can develop memory problems in their 50s or even younger - much earlier than previously thought - according to a large study released yesterday by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine. (By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff)

Southwest to serve Logan by fall

Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co. said it plans to begin flying out of Logan International Airport by the fall, a long-awaited move that could drive down airfares for Boston passengers. (By Nicole C. Wong, Globe Staff)

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