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Mass. jobless
rate falls to 8.8%

The state’s unemployment rate has slipped below 9 percent for the first time in a year, as Massachusetts employers added jobs for the seventh consecutive month and the economic recovery advanced at a solid, if slowing, pace. (By Robert Gavin, Globe Staff)

15 months later, words of grief

Carmen Guzman delivered a poignant statement during a news conference in Boston yesterday, marking the first time she had publicly addressed the killing of her daughter, allegedly by the man who came to be known as the Craigslist killer. (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

Lawmaker must face
questioning on hirings

The state’s high court yesterday rejected a bid by state Representative Thomas M. Petrolati to avoid answering questions about his efforts to place friends, relatives, and political supporters in state probation jobs. (By Andrea Estes and Thomas Farragher, Globe Staff)

GOP hones pitch
for tax cuts for wealthy

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans are betting voters will agree that tax cuts for the rich could provide a trickle-down boost to the ailing economy, relying once again on Reagan-era principles sacred to the GOP. (By Donovan Slack and Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)

The remaking of a grand entrance

With time and neglect, the covered MBTA entrance at Copley Square was at risk of collapse. Now, after more than two years of painstaking repairs and reconstruction, the inbound head house - as subway entrances are known - has been restored to its former glory. (By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff)


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