February 8, 2011

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Obama woos,
exhorts business

President Obama, who bitterly battled the US Chamber of Commerce during the first two years of his presidency, yesterday offered himself as an ally of the powerful business group who will reduce regulations and fight for more investment tax breaks. (By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

Roofs still buckling under snow;
schools in 3 districts stay shut

As homeowners and work crews scrambled to clear snow atop buildings across the state yesterday, more than a dozen roofs collapsed, bringing the total number of buildings damaged by snow in the past week to 149, state emergency officials said. (By Peter Schworm and Sarah Schweitzer, Globe Staff)

Grandmother of missing
boy torn by hope, fear

Ernesto Gonzalez was accused in the August 2008 disappearance of his then 5-year-old son, Giovanni. Ernesto's mother, Lydia , said she wants son to tell truth about fate of the Lynn youth. (By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff)

More listed in state as same-sex couples

The number of reported same-sex couples in the state climbed sharply, suggesting to many advocates that there is a growing public acceptance and that more gay couples are willing to declare their relationships openly. (By Peter Schworm and Matt Carroll, Globe Staff)

Hub may again play part
in Irish theater’s survival

Fiach Mac Conghail, director of Dublin's Abbey Theatre, is looking to Boston for fund-raising and cultural exchanges. (By Kevin Cullen, Globe Staff)


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