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Small firms’ rates soaring

Many small Massachusetts businesses are grappling with major increases in health insurance costs, despite an aggressive effort by the Patrick administration to cap rate increases. (By Erin Ailworth, Globe Staff)

Tipping the scales genetically

At the center of a controversy over whether genetically modified salmon should be sold for consumption is a tiny Waltham company that has spent 15 years and $60 million working on the project. (By Devra First, Globe Staff)

GOP governors take aim at Patrick

The Republican Governors Association will launch an advertising blitz today aimed directly at Governor Deval Patrick, training its fire on the Democratic incumbent after spending much of the spring and summer wounding state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill’s independent bid. (By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff)

Undeterred by critics, Cabral forges on

Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, appointed eight years ago, has come under increasing scrutiny because of the suicide of Philip Markoff, the accused Craigslist killer, in Nashua Street Jail, and after her decision to order the federal government to remove all immigrant detainees from her jails. (By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff)

Harvard links ROTC
return to end of ‘don’t ask’

Harvard University, which expelled ROTC four decades ago, will welcome the military training program back to campus only when the ban on openly gay and lesbian service members is repealed, the university’s president said yesterday. (By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff)


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