Older investors have an eye on retirement, and on stock market gyrations

B.J. Herbison, 58, a retired software developer in Bolton, checks his financial prospects daily at home. “A lot of these market moves are overreactions,” he said.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Many retirees, and people nearing retirement, are well aware of the market’s recent volatility. But financial advisers warn against worrying about every up and down.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/horowitz_20160131.jpg Stocks are plunging. Blame bonds

The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond touched 3 percent on Tuesday. The Dow closed down more than 424 points. There is a connection.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_mtida2_met.jpg Fury over Mount Ida closure at hearing

Parents and students voiced a deep sense of betrayal over the closure of Mount Ida College at a state hearing Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/courtsey_042218Mironovas2.jpg Teens in Maine are said to have planned out mother’s murder

A 15-year-old with ties to Ashland is charged with murdering his mother in Litchfield, Maine, and two other teens are accused of playing major roles in the woman’s death.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/WGME_25ashland_01_met.jpg Three youths allegedly involved in Maine murder had turbulent family backgrounds

“I know she was afraid of him,” said one person of Kimberly Mironovas, who was allegedly killed by her son and two of his friends.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/47fe1fce337c4383be554e5d5daacfba-47fe1fce337c4383be554e5d5daacfba-0.jpg Suspect in deadly Toronto van attack posted chilling Facebook message minutes before carnage

The 25-year-old suspect, Alek Minassian, was charged Tuesday with first degree murder in the deaths of 10 pedestrians. Fourteen others were injured.

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Lawmakers have also received allegations that Dr. Ronny Jackson drank too much on the job.

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Hosting President Macron of France, President Trump said he could agree to an Iran deal renegotiated by US and European officials if it was strong enough.

Don’t be ashamed of your white privilege. Use it to expose injustice and work to make things better.

Globe Staff

Renée Graham

Use your white privilege to fight racism

Don’t be ashamed of your white privilege. Use it to expose injustice and work to make things better.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Hefner_03.jpg Bryon Hefner pleads not guilty to multiple charges

The political scandal that ended the Senate presidency of Stanley Rosenberg moved out of the State House and into the court house Tuesday.

Ben Volin

The NFL’s all-time first-round draft picks

Who were the top players chosen at picks 1 through 32? Here’s one opinion.

Minneapolis, MN - 2/06/2018 - (4th quarter) New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates in the end zone after his touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James M. McBride, Topic: 05Eagles-Patriots, LOID:8.4.795654374.

Rob Gronkowski will play for Patriots this season

Gronkowski said he met with Bill Belichick Tuesday and “informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats.”

Some areas could get 2 inches of rain in coming storm

Soaking, wind-swept rain will arrive late tonight and continue Wednesday, forecasters said.

The Food and Drug Administration said it had issued warning letters to several dozen retailers and demanded that Juul Labs submit company documents with health and marketing information.

US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

Federal health officials Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_jennefarm8_met.jpg Believe it or not, a New England state is the only one to never send a woman to Congress

If asked to guess, it’s a safe bet that few Americans would have put the northern New England state anywhere on their list of possibilities.

York, Pa., attorney Sandra Thompson, president of the local NCAA chapter, says she was forced off a golf course. She said she believes criticism of her group was racially motivated.

Black female golfer asked to leave course said it was like playing ‘with targets on’

One of five black women golfers who were told to leave a Pennsylvania club said Tuesday it felt like they were playing “with targets on our backs.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/IMG_2217.jpg Near-standing ‘seats’ might be the awful future of flying

The next generation of airline seating involves standing in tight quarters.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/statestreet.jpg Is State Street leaving its HQ tower?

State Street Corp. is looking for office space as its lease at the State Street Financial Center comes to an end.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates as he scores his sides second goal with Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Liverpool routs Roma in Champions League semifinal leg

Mohamed Salah produced two world-class finishes and set up goals by Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

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Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania’s high court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.

Facebook has not changed its Community Standards, but rather has just made them public.

Facebook rules at a glance: What’s banned, exactly?

Facebook has revealed for the first time what is banned on its service in a new Community Standards document released on Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/LeahFasten_24progera_02_biz.jpg A pediatric researcher whose son died of progeria sees promise in new treatment

Dr. Leslie Gordon, whose son Sam Berns died at 17, hasn’t found a cure — but she’s convinced that she and fellow researchers have hit on a promising treatment.

Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Pizzuti Henry


Linda Pizzuti Henry tops Boston Magazine’s ‘Most Influential People’ list

Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and Attorney General Maura Healey also made the top 10.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Latest Episode

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After a breakup, we should feel more and think less — so crank your playlist and let the emotions flow.

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Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-3874.jpg The great deal-breaker takes on the Iran accord

President Trump’s comments on Iran are bluster pressed into service as ad hoc foreign policy.

Special reports

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Pills.jpg DEA plan to stem supply of prescription drugs draws skepticism

The DEA could be allowed to tighten quotas issued to manufacturers if it suspects supplies are being diverted for misuse.

Real Estate

Watch out for fees when renting an apartment

Elijah Botkin absolutely loves his apartment in the Fenway, but two weeks ago he did something few tenants in Boston’s extremely tight rental market would dare to do.


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