December 7, 2010

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Obama and GOP
make deal on taxes

President Obama struck a tentative deal with congressional Republicans yesterday to extend all of the Bush-era tax cuts in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits, a move the president said would avoid a damaging stalemate but which infuriated liberal Democrats and left unclear whether the plan could be passed by Congress. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)
Patriots 45, Jets 3 > Shaughnessy

Another golden season is in the making

In the latest chapter of a storybook season that started with diminished expectations, the Patriots last night decimated the front-running, trash-talking New York Jets at frigid Gillette Stadium, seizing control of the AFC East. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist)

DeLeo wants probation
hires under Civil Service

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said yesterday he will file legislation to make hiring and firing at the state Probation Department subject to civil service rules, in an attempt to begin repairing an agency badly damaged by a patronage scandal. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)

MCAS tied to college
success for Hub grads

The state’s high academic standards and rigorous MCAS exams appear to have given Boston high school grads a dramatic boost toward earning college degrees, but too many are still dropping out, according to a study being released today. (By James Vaznis, Globe Staff)

Rentals soar as more people
steer clear of homeownership

For much of the past decade, renters have typically been college students, people who could not afford to buy, or upwardly mobile professionals who change jobs frequently. Now, an uncertain economy, sputtering housing market, and changing attitudes about homeownership have widened the pool of renters. (By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff)


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