December 7, 2007

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Romney vows balance on religion

In the most closely scrutinized moment of his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney declared yesterday that religion is central to his life and to America, but that he will not be a spokesman for Mormonism or serve the leaders of his church if he is elected president. (By Michael Levenson, Boston Globe)

Appeal to 'moral heritage'
becomes an act of leadership

Mitt Romney's highly anticipated religion speech yesterday was a political tour de force, rejecting the notion that he'd be bound as president by the leaders of his Mormon Church but also placing his faith among the many religions that constitute the "moral heritage" of the United States. (By Peter S. Canellos, Boston Globe)
audio analysis Peter Canellos on Romney's speech

Biologist fired for beliefs, suit says

The battle between science and creationism has reached the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where a former researcher is claiming he was fired because he doesn't believe in evolution. (By Beth Daley, Boston Globe)

Credit crisis cools off market
for commercial property

The unprecedented frenzy in the commercial real estate sales market seemed as if it would never end. For five years, office buildings were turning over with increasing frequency, at ever-increasing prices. Three-quarters of downtown Boston's top-quality office properties changed hands at least once in the last five years. (By Thomas C. Palmer Jr., Boston Globe)

US airlines ready to offer digital use aloft

At a time when airlines have cut back on meals and just about everything else, US carriers are about to launch a new era that at long last will allow passengers to send e-mails and instant messages and connect to the Web. (By Nicole C. Wong, Boston Globe)

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