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Senator Scott Brown’s decision to buck his party leadership in recent days on the “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ military policy and on a nuclear arms treaty has set off a new wave of anger among some of the activists who helped elect him. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)
Surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center operated on the wrong location on three patients who underwent spine surgery since September, despite taking recommended steps to prevent such errors. (By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff)
Last weekend, the share of consumers nationwide using credit cards for most purchases fell to an all-time low of 15 percent, compared with 28 percent last year. (By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff)
Even as many Americans still struggle to pay bills and find work, some consumers feel comfortable enough to finally indulge themselves this holiday season by making luxury purchases. (By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff)
The state inspector general’s office is investigating the Medicaid program’s contracting arrangements with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, examining whether no-bid contracts the school routinely receives to manage state health programs could be costing taxpayers too much money. (By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff)
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