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INNOVATION ECONOMY

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Default averted, battles loom

The Senate approved a sweeping package yesterday that allowed the United States to begin borrowing more money, and President Obama signed the legislation just hours before the country would have faced default on its obligations. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

Huge cuts could imperil
recovery, economists say

The massive federal spending cuts that will follow the deficit reduction deal could further weaken a national economy that has been rapidly losing momentum, economists said. (By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff)

State fires Big Dig’s chief engineer

The Patrick administration yesterday fired embattled Big Dig chief engineer Helmut Ernst, the latest official to be forced out over the state’s handing of a light fixture collapse in one of the project’s tunnels.
(By Mark Arsenault and Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

Young shooting victim shows gains

A.J. Towers can manage several wobbly steps, but he can’t quite walk on his own yet, and he tenses up around crowds and has nightmares. But the 4-year-old has come a long way since June 27, when he was shot in the back while playing at Harambee Park, the innocent victim of gang crossfire. (By Brian R. Ballou, Globe Staff)

Cause of girl’s death still unclear

An autopsy conducted yesterday on the recovered body of Celina Cass failed to determine how the 11-year-old died, but authorities said they are actively investigating her death as a crime. (By Peter Schworm and Martine Powers, Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent)

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