August 20, 2011

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‘Someday u will
find me dead’

Police say an East Boston man admits to orchestrating the murder of his wife, who warned of abuse in text messages. (By Milton J. Valencia and Vivian Yee, Globe Staff And Globe Correspondent)

Bull market for stress

On the securities trading floors of Boston, the recent madcap market gyrations have made for some long, frenzied and, yes, exhilarating days.
(By Katie Johnston, Globe Staff)

Wal-Mart’s charitable
giving soars in Boston

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sharply increased charitable giving in Boston amid a campaign to improve its image and build public support, as the nation’s largest retailer looks to open in the city’s underserved neighborhoods.
(By Meghan E. Irons and Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff)

All is oddly quiet on
Boston labor front

Fear of a second recession and recent political defeats have forced organized labor to rethink its strategy as all of Boston’s 42 unions negotiate new contracts.
(By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff)

Taking on the church he loves

Charlestown’s Peter Borré has emerged as the top strategist for aggrieved US Catholics determined to keep open churches that prelates have declared should close. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)


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