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Salvatore DiMasi has rare form of cancer

The former House speaker has been diagnosed with cancer in his tongue and lymph nodes, his family confirmed Friday, but it’s unclear where he will be treated.

// Schilling’s 38 Studios may get more aid from R.I.

Schilling’s firm made a $1.1 million payment Friday, clearing the way for the company to receive millions of dollars in additional aid under R.I.’s film tax credit program.

A firm hand at the helm of Democrats’ convention

Stephen J. Kerrigan, a veteran Massachusetts political operative, is tackling the biggest challenge of his career.

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Losses mount for Red Sox season ticket holders

Time was when the Red Sox owned this town, and the same went for their season ticket holders. But in the wake of the Sox collapse last fall, their last-place standing, and on-going excitement gap, financially and socially, season ticket holders’ currency has plummeted: Their seats are selling for less than face value, if at all. Clients and pals don’t even want them as gifts. And with ample tickets for sale-at face value-on sites like Ace Ticket, friends and associates no longer feel the need to snap up season ticket holders’ offering weeks or even months in advance.

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Facebook’s hot start turns tepid

Facebook shares climbed to $45 in early going on the Nasdaq Stock Market, only to fall quickly and end the day at $38.23, up just six-tenths of a percent.