April 15, 2008

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Spending your tax rebate
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Taking money from your 401(k)?
Have you had to make a ''hardship withdrawal'' from your 401(k) retirement savings account? Globe reporter Ross Kerber would like to hear about your experience — email him at kerber@globe.com.
Taking the T
Do you leave your car at home in favor of taking the T or commuter rail? Tell us about your decision at nbierman@globe.com.
Beijing Olympics
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Retired but still working?
Are you retired from a corporate job and now working some place else -- like at a Home Depot or Borders -- because you want or need to continue working? Contact mpothier@globe.com to tell us about it.
Men who read
Do you belong to a men's book club? Contact aucoin@globe.com to tell us about it.
Credit crunch got you down?
Having trouble getting a mortgage or refinancing? Email blanton@globe.com to tell us your story
Have a consumer question you want answered?
Want to know if an extended warranty is worth it? Wondering what to do if a dry cleaner ruins your clothes? We want to find answers for you in an upcoming feature. Email questions to business@globe.com with "consumer" in the subject line.
Surging cellphone bills
Has your cellphone bill gone sky-high because someone in your family text messages, downloads ringtones, or uses premium services too much? We want to hear your story. E-mail cjohnson@globe.com.
Ever been solicited?
Have you been approached by a prostitute or call girl while attending any major conventions or sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, PGA, US Open, or World Series? If so, please email silvio@globe.com.
Do you gamble?
Are you a regular at casinos? Would you let a photographer and reporter hang around on a visit and interview you at home? Let us know at richman@globe.com.
Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
Miss Conduct
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Tales from the City
The Globe Magazine is seeking anecdotes about life in Boston. They can be simple, funny, touching, baffling -- anything, really. If you have one, please share your tale.
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Delta, Northwest form air giant

Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. agreed last night to a $3.1 billion dollar merger that would create the largest airline in the world. The combined carrier would be called Delta, and would have the largest market share at Boston's Logan International Airport. (By Nicole C. Wong, Boston Globe)

Shops fill void marketing money
transfer services to immigrants

Immigrants in Massachusetts are sending home hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and increasingly that money is coming from such places as Vinny's Food Market in Revere, Lam's Bridal in Worcester, and Mundo Evangelico, a religious-goods shop in Brockton. (By Maria Sacchetti, Boston Globe)

Benedict may discuss warming, cost of wars

As he begins his historic visit to the White House and the United Nations this week, Pope Benedict XVI is widely expected to call attention to two areas in which he has been at odds with the Bush administration: The need for urgent action on global warming and the humanitarian cost of unjust wars. (By Farah Stockman, Boston Globe)

Everybody knows the name

The Cheers bars on Beacon Street and at Quincy Market have achieved a seemingly unshakeable spot in the pantheon of historic attractions, drawing more than 750,000 visitors a year. (By Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe)

Tone harsh as Dems battle over working class

A week from Pennsylvania's pivotal primary, the rancor is back in the Democratic nomination contest between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as the two fierce rivals argue over who is more in tune with small-town America. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)

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