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Witness tells of
DiMasi pressure

The state’s former head of information technology testified yesterday that Massachusetts did not need the type of software that House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi was pushing in 2006 and that she would not have recommended it if DiMasi had not pressed her to do so. (By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff)

Parts from Mass. firms
make gadget boom whole

Massachusetts has staked out its own corner of the lucrative consumer electronics market: sophisticated chips and components found inside popular must-haves like the iPhone and iPad, both from Apple. (By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff)

Brown vows to vote
against GOP budget plan

Senator Scott Brown, after signaling earlier this month that he would vote for a controversial House budget plan, said yesterday he will vote against the budget blueprint and its overhaul of Medicare. (By Theo Emery and Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)

SSI program is flawed, chief says

The commissioner of the Social Security Administration for the first time publicly acknowledged yesterday that there are major flaws with the $10 billion children’s disability program his agency oversees and said he was aggressively seeking congressional approval to conduct an independent scientific study of the program’s weaknesses. (By Patricia Wen, Globe Staff)

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