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By Bob Ryan, Globe Columnist George Kimball, who died Wednesday at age 67, was an undeniably great writer, and I do not use that adjective...
Reid backs debt deal
White House negotiations produced a tentative agreement to increase the debt ceiling and avert the first default in the nation’s history, two aides briefed on the talks said, but the measure still must pass both Houses of Congress and be signed by the president.
YT: Budget BluesPatrick signs law changing labor union role in health care plans for cities and towns
By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo...
President Obama reached a sweeping bipartisan accord with congressional leaders that would cut trillions from the national deficit while raising the country’s debt limit, potentially averting a default tomorrow on the nation’s debt. (By Donovan Slack and Theo Emery, Globe Staff)
Economists and financial analysts were encouraged yesterday by news that political leaders had reached a tentative deal to avoid defaulting on the nation’s debt, a crisis that has roiled the stock market in recent weeks and further weakened the fragile US economic recovery. (By Todd Wallack, Globe Staff)
Syrian military and security forces assaulted Hama and other restive cities before dawn yesterday, killing at least 70 people in what activists and residents called the broadest and fiercest crackdown yet by the government of President Bashar Assad on the 4-month-old uprising against his rule. (By Nada Bakri and Anthony Shadid, New York Times)
The Boston School Committee, frustrated by what it considers to be an alarming breakdown in decorum at meetings, is drafting a code of conduct for audience members. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)
It will be an ad like no other. Hoping to learn how advertising works, a Yale University psychologist has teamed up with a New York ad agency to design and test a novel marketing campaign - aimed at monkeys. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff)
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