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INNOVATION ECONOMY

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Financial rules
overhaul OK’d

The US Senate yesterday passed a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, getting crucial support from three New England Republicans in a vote that hands President Obama a major legislative victory as his party heads into midterm elections. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

BP halts flow of oil; anxious wait begins

BP announced yesterday that it had capped its hemorrhaging well, at least temporarily, marking the first time in nearly three months that oil was not gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. (By Campbell Robertson and Henry Fountain, New York Times)

For Obamas, a vacation
on island that’s seen it all

Residents of Mount Desert Island in Maine take pride in not losing their heads over the A-list celebrities who shop their stores, dine in their restaurants, and hike their trails. So when President Obama arrives today for a weekend family vacation, he can expect a cool reception. (By David Filipov, Globe Staff)

With 8th suicide,
appeals for change in prison system

Suicides in Massachusetts state prisons are occurring at a rate more than four times the national average this year, prompting advocates and inmates’ relatives to call for an urgent response from state officials. (By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff)

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