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Applications soar
at public colleges

Students are applying to the state's public colleges and universities in record numbers, as the nation's financial crisis forces more families to consider less expensive schools. (By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff)

Layoff warning law falls short

A hard-won federal law that was designed to give workers early warning of layoffs, and time to prepare, is having little effect in Massachusetts because there are so many exemptions and exceptions to the statute, according to labor lawyers and activists. (By Ross Kerber, Globe Staff)

MFA's 'Nativity' revealed as reconfigured

In the process of restoring "The Nativity" by Jacopo Tintoretto at the Museum of Fine Arts, the MFA found that the painting that is now a horizontal nativity was once a vertical crucifixion. (By Linda Matchan, Globe Staff)

Amid the despair of foreclosures,
many see a golden opportunity

The Stamatos family is at the forefront of a growing wave of investors and homebuyers who have purchased 482 foreclosed properties in Boston through Dec. 5, more than six times the number bought in all 2007. Many of the foreclosed properties were deeply discounted. Sales of condos started at $23,000, and about 28 percent sold for $100,000 or less. (By Jenifer B. McKim, Globe Staff)





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