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State readies campaign
to curb obesity epidemic

Major restaurant chains in Massachusetts would be required to prominently post the calorie counts for all their offerings - at the counter or on the menu - under a far-reaching anti-obesity campaign that Governor Deval Patrick's administration is expected to announce today. (By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff)

Obama's challenge: Be urgent, hopeful

President-elect Barack Obama faces a delicate task today as he pitches his economic recovery plan in a major address: He must underscore the urgency of the recession without further unsettling the nation's shaky financial system. (By Scott Helman, Globe Staff)

City grads falter in public colleges

The local public colleges that enroll the most Boston high school graduates have had a dismal record seeing them through to a degree, with many posting graduation rates of less than 25 percent, according to a study that reviewed the collegiate careers of the city's class of 2000. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

The whistleblower

Harry Markopolos - the man who spent nearly a decade trying to blow the whistle on what appears to be the largest Ponzi scheme in history - has achieved a kind of hero status within the investment world, but he is wary of his fame. (By Ross Kerber, Globe Staff)
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