March 2, 2009

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Drivers losing
a right to appeal

Some Massachusetts drivers could pay hundreds of dollars more for insurance under a state plan to eliminate the board that allows them to contest auto accident surcharges. (By Jeffrey Krasner, Globe Staff)

US system to rate health therapies

With US healthcare spending on track to nearly double in the next 10 years to $4.4 trillion, the federal government is building a system to study the relative benefits of different treatments for diseases. (By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff)

US says Iran has material for bomb

The nation's top military officer said yesterday that Iran has enough nuclear material to make a bomb, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the country was not close to building such a weapon. (By Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times)

Boom times turn bleak
for Boston lawyers

After years of giddy growth in Boston's legal industry, the party is over because of the recession. Many of Boston's most prestigious law firms have frozen salaries, slashed bonuses, and cut positions in the past few months. (By Todd Wallack, Globe Staff)

BSO makes overture to young listeners

After seasons of offering discounts to college students and hosting preconcert social events, the Boston Symphony Orchestra this season is trying to throw open its doors even wider, selling $20 tickets to anyone under the age of 40. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)


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