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Health insurers
sue to raise rates

A half-dozen health insurers yesterday filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to reverse last week’s decision by the insurance commissioner to block double-digit premium increases — a ruling they say could leave them with hundreds of millions in losses this year. (By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff)

City asks exempt sector for help

Boston’s hospitals, universities, and other tax-exempt nonprofits may be asked to contribute tens of millions of dollars more to city coffers to help pay for basic municipal services such as police and public works. (By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff)

US to fine Toyota $16.4m
for silence on defect

The US Transportation Department said yesterday it would seek a $16.4 million fine against Toyota, the largest allowed, because the company failed to promptly notify the government about potential problems with accelerator pedals. (By Micheline Maynard, New York Times)

Teach for America is put to test

50 Teach for America recruits are scattered across Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Revere, and a few charter schools, representing the 20-year-old program's initial foray into Mass. Under the program, recent college graduates agree to teach in some of the nation’s most challenging classrooms for two years. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

For elderly, the wired world
holds terror — or delight

While some senior citizens are handling the rapid rise of the Internet age well — e-mailing, posting family photos on Facebook, paying bills online — for many it has prompted sheer terror. (By Sam Allis, Globe Staff)

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