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Stocks plunge on
a wave of worry

Worried investors, responding to a drumbeat of distressing economic news, dumped shares yesterday and pushed the Dow Jones industrial average below the 7,000 mark for the first time since 1997. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

Cahill wants 3 parlors for slots

State Treasurer Timothy Cahill plans to propose today that the state sell the rights to as many as three slot parlors across Massachusetts, a push far less ambitious than Governor Deval Patrick's bill for three casino resorts last year but one that Cahill will argue is the quickest way to boost state coffers. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

MGH to use genetics to
personalize cancer care

Cancer doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital plan within a year to read the genetic fingerprints of nearly all new patients' tumors, a novel strategy designed to customize treatment. (By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff)

Businesses endorse 25-cent gas tax hike

Massachusetts business groups yesterday endorsed a 25-cent increase in the state gas tax, a more aggressive hike than Governor Deval Patrick's 19-cent request, saying that the state needs to move even faster to fix its ailing network of roads and bridges to encourage a strong business climate. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

For some, helicopter
parenting delivers benefits

A quiet reappraisal of helicopter parents is underway. Some researchers have begun to argue that late adolescence and young adulthood are such minefields today that there are valid reasons for parents to remain deeply involved in their children's lives even after the kids are, technically speaking, adults. (By Don Aucoin, Globe Staff)

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