Sequester goes into effect as both sides trade blame

Much of the impact won’t be felt for weeks, but the prospect of absorbing $85 billion in cuts caused waves of anxiety.

Liberty Mutual profits more than doubled despite pre-tax losses due to Hurricane Sandy.

Liberty Mutual, MassMutual CEOs won big pay boosts

Liberty Mutual chief David H. Long received $8.9 million, and MassMutual CEO Roger Crandall earned $11.3 million last year.

BC celebrates its decline in applications

As the number of applications to other colleges rose, Boston College was happy to see its fall as it made applying more difficult to attract more serious students.

Emily Glass (left) and her husband Venkat Korvi would like to sell their condo and move into a bigger house but they can't find anything suitable. Home inventories are at an eight-year low and everyone is asking: Where are the sellers?

Local housing market desperately seeking sellers

Home inventories are at an eight-year low and have prompted bidding wars and price inflation in some neighborhoods.

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Kerry presses Egyptians to find political consensus

Ahead of talks with the country’s president, Secretary of State John Kerry says fighting Egyptian government and opposition leaders need to reach a consensus.

Women hugged Friday outside court, where two men were ordered held without bail on murder charges.

Roxbury slaying a deadly reminder

A shooting at a bus terminal Thursday left residents wondering whether the nascent turnaround in Dudley Square would be threatened.

Nazalone is credited with reversing more than 1,800 opiate overdoses in Massachusetts.

Nasal spray gives families the power to reverse overdose

Some are pointing to a Mass. program that distributes the drug overdose antidote naloxone as a national model.

Richard Ward, the youth director of the Boston Ski Party, a club that promotes skiing in black communities. “We are part of the fabric here now,” says Ward of African-Americans on the slopes.

Boston Ski Party promotes sport in black communities

A club and nonprofit that promotes skiing in black communities, particularly among children, Boston Ski Party aims to groom black kids for Olympics-level competition.

Dr. Wade Myers described primitive, aggressive impulses and psychotic behavior by Nathaniel Fujita.

Psychiatrist says Wayland’s Fujita had explosive impulse during killing

Nathaniel Fujita felt numb as he wrapped a bungee cord around Lauren Astley’s neck, he told a psychiatrist who testified at Fujita’s murder trial.


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Celtics 94, Warriors 86

Celtics guard Avery Bradley held Stephen Curry in check. The Warriors guard was 6 of 22 from the field, 3 of 11 on 3-pointers.

Celtics clamp down on Curry, Warriors

Stephen Curry was 6 of 22 from the field and 3 of 11 on 3-pointers as Avery Bradley set the tone for the Celtics defensively.

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A jury had ordered Samsung, which makes the Galaxy tablet (right), to pay Apple, which makes the iPad (left), $1 billion.

Judge cuts $1 billion award to Apple

A judge slashed nearly half of the $1 billion damage award a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple after a high-profile trial over design and technology rights.

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Beginning in the 1930s, New England ski trails quickly expanded, and today skiing isn’t the quaint small business it once was.