October 13, 2008

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Congress urges swift bank rescue

Congressional leaders yesterday urged the Bush administration to swiftly use some of the $700 billion financial rescue fund to purchase stakes in the nation's largest troubled banks, a historic step widely considered crucial to freeing up credit around the globe and injecting new confidence in battered stock markets. (By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff)

More couples huddle, haggle over finances

As stock markets worldwide plunged last week, and the Dow Jones industrial average, which tracks the nation's 30 biggest companies, had its worst week ever, investors everywhere are growing increasingly anxious about the future of their household finances. (By Jenifer B. McKim and Nicole C. Wong, Globe Staff)

T betting on untried firm to build fleet

The MBTA, which has a history of long delays in its rail car purchases, is relying on a South Korean company that has never built a passenger rail car in the continental United States for a vital set of train coaches needed to upgrade its aging fleet. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)
SNAPSHOT | Communities in a political season

Rural black turnout uncertain

Rural black voters could be an uncertain constituency in terms of turnout this election - particularly in the South, where a long-range study shows they vote at drastically lower rates than their urban counterparts. In south central Virginia, a few miles from the North Carolina border, racism's bitter legacy is part of the equation. (By Joseph Williams, Boston Globe)

Bid to canonize girl draws mixed reaction

In April 2007, Audrey Santo, a bed-ridden girl who became an object of intense devotion for thousands, died quietly at home, at the age of 23. Now her supporters have launched a mission to make Audrey a saint. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

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