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State takes aim at police details

The state's top leaders vowed yesterday to use their combined political might to take on powerful police unions by limiting construction details, a longstanding cash cow for police officers that critics for years have called a waste of taxpayer dollars. (By Matt Viser, Boston Globe)

Advanced tactic targeted grocer

A massive data breach at Hannaford Brothers Cos. was caused by a "new and sophisticated" method in which software was secretly installed on servers at every one of its grocery stores, the company told Massachusetts regulators this week. (By Ross Kerber, Boston Globe)

Democratic rivals urge more fiscal oversight

Both Democratic presidential contenders yesterday campaigned for a bigger government role in stimulating and regulating the economy as a new report indicated economic growth had nearly stalled. (By Robert Weisman, Boston Globe)

Cold math of tax leniency chills a tiny N.H. town

This triangle-shaped town, wedged into the woods well west of Concord, has no store, no post office, no police force of its own. It counts 250 residents, but fewer live here year round. On the dead-end road that runs through the heart of rural Windsor, from White Pond to Black Pond, passing drivers wave in greeting and ... (By Jenna Russell, Boston Globe)

Big wireless carriers get set to free the phone

It is a scenario rarely seen in today's technology market: Cellphone customers wander into any store, pick any device from a shelf, and connect it to any wireless network - one as open as the Internet. (By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Boston Globe)

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