August 16, 2011

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Arroyo cleared
in fraud verdict

After deliberating less than four hours, a federal jury acquitted ex-Boston firefighter Albert Arroyo of fraud charges, which were brought after he participated in bodybuilding competitions and other strenuous activity while on disability leave. (By David Abel, Globe Staff)

Google acquiring Motorola Mobility

Google said that it will pay $12.5 billion for cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., the biggest acquisition in the Internet search giant’s history and one designed to make it a more formidable competitor to Apple Inc. and its iPhone. (By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff)

Sovereign making Hub its home base

Sovereign Bank is formally moving its headquarters to Boston, the bank confirmed yesterday, making it the largest retail bank based in Massachusetts and ending a long streak of corporate headquarters leaving the region. (By Todd Wallack, Globe Staff)

Dangerous diet regimen still on sale

Over-the-counter diet pills and tea that were banned from the market nearly two years ago because of contamination with dangerous chemicals remain widely available in Greater Boston and popular among Brazilian women seeking to shed pounds, according to a new study by Harvard Medical School researchers. (By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff)

MFA asks early birds
to pay $200 to see ‘Clock’

The MFA is charging $200 for the chance to view the first complete Boston presentation by artist Christian Marclay of “The Clock,” a 24-hour film installation made up of hundreds of movie and television clips with references synched to real time. (By Geoff Edgers, Globe Staff)


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