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  • Boston Snow Crisis: It Could Be Weeks Before City Is Fully Functioning

    Boston Snow Crisis: It Could Be Weeks Before City Is Fully Functioning
    BOSTON — The UPS driver looked down Beacon Hill at the midday traffic jam and explained how the city was shrinking. Four-lane roads have been condensed into two lanes; two-lane roads are squeezed into one. Forget about the narrow streets that give...
  • Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment

    Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment
    The latest greatest bargain at Wal-Mart isn't on anything it sells. It's the $1 billion price tag for the retail powerhouse's effort to improve the pay and training of its hourly workers. The edge of greater efficiency and improved customer service...
  • Roadmap Epigenomics Project reads between DNA's genetic instructions

    Mapping the human genome was a gargantuan task. But it was just the beginning. Nearly a dozen years after scientists published the first complete draft of human DNA, a global research effort has addressed another profound genetic mystery: how cells...
  • Wal-Mart raises could help lift pay in lower-wage industries

    The modest raises that Wal-Mart has said it will give its lowest-paid workers provide a glimmer of hope for lower-wage workers in other companies and industries. Other retailers and some fast food restaurants may now feel compelled to follow suit to...
  • Hartford Men Hang On For Win Over Maine

    BANGOR, Maine — Freshman reserve John Carroll scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half to lift Hartford to a 63-60 win over Maine on Wednesday night. Trailing by five at halftime, Hartford (14-14, 7-8 America East) took lead for good with a 5-...
  • Gov. Baker forces resignation of 4 health connector members

    Gov. Charlie Baker sought and received the resignations of four member of the state's health connector board, including MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who came under fire for saying it was "the stupidity of the American voter" that led to the passage of...
  • Carnegie Mellon team has fought computer viruses since 1988

    Pittsburgh's prominent and growing role as a national center for cybersecurity started with a chance encounter more than 25 years ago. On Nov. 2, 1988, researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, were ending the workday when...
  • Things to know about the Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Picking a jury in a high-profile death penalty trial takes time, especially when a succession of powerful snowstorms forces repeated delays. So it goes in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Since a judge began questioning...
  • Stevenson wins North Suburban Conference swim title

    Stevenson wins North Suburban Conference swim title
    In each of the last two years, a senior swimmer has been dominant in the North Suburban Conference boys meet, and then gone on to do great work in the pool at the collegiate level. This year's NSC meet was held last Saturday at Lake Forest High, and...
  • 'Above The Fold' Origami Show In Springfield

    'Above The Fold' Origami Show In Springfield
    Origami is jumping off the walls at the Springfield Museums complex. It's bouncing off the ceiling, too. "Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami" features work by nine cutting-edge origamists. Each has an entirely individualistic approach to the art...
  • NFL combine puts pressure on prospects across many fronts

     NFL combine puts pressure on prospects across many fronts
    PHOENIX — In a corner seat of a cluttered conference room, Barry Gardner clasps his hands behind his head, leans back and squints. There's work to be done on this Tuesday morning at EXOS, a state-of-the-art, 31,000-square-foot training facility in...