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INNOVATION ECONOMY

Page one

Firms cancel
health coverage

The relentlessly rising cost of health insurance is prompting some small Massachusetts companies to drop coverage for their workers and encourage them to sign up for state-subsidized care. (By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff)

Years and marriages later, they still pay

Men and women say the state's alimony law is archaic, reflecting an era when women kept house and men provided. Today, with women making up nearly half the workforce, they say alimony should be a temporary boost, not a lifetime subsidy. (By Bella English, Globe Staff)

Vacations are prickly issue for presidents

Critics are lambasting President Obama for his choice of vacation spots, illustrating how the length, locale, and style of the president's destination is loaded with symbolic implications and potential for political trouble. (By Mark Arsenault and Susan Milligan, Globe Staff)
THE GOVERNOR’S RACE | BACK STORIES

Patrick struggles to meet
great expectations

Black voters were a vital part of Deval Patrick's political base during his 2006 campaign, which raised their hopes for dramatic change. And while their hopes have not been dashed, they have been tested.
(By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

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