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Unsanitary practices at pharmacy blamed in meningitis outbreak

Visible mold was found inside the Framingham pharmacy, including 83 vials from one lot of a tainted steroid used to treat back pain.

Hurricane Sandy, projected to make landfall early Tuesday near New Jersey, brings with it the threat of widespread flooding and power outages to much of the Northeast.

Mass. takes steps to contend with Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy swirled toward the Eastern Seaboard after killing at least 40 people in the Caribbean, Massachusetts braced for a fearsome storm with the potential to pummel the region with torrential rain and high winds. The late-season hurricane, which Friday moved slowly north after rumbling over Cuba, was projected to make landfall early Tuesday near the border of Delaware and New Jersey, bringing the threat of widespread flooding and power outages to much of the Northeast.

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Unsanitary practices at pharmacy blamed in meningitis outbreak

By Liz Kowalczyk and Kay Lazar

Visible mold was found inside the Framingham pharmacy, including 83 vials from one lot of a tainted steroid used to treat back pain.

Mass. takes steps to contend with Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, projected to make landfall early Tuesday near New Jersey, brings with it the threat of widespread flooding and power outages to much of the Northeast.

By Peter Schworm and Melissa M. Werthmann

The storm, which has killed at least 40 in the Caribbean, has the potential to pummel New England with torrential rain and high winds.

Business

Mass. economy slows as US growth picks up

By Megan Woolhouse

Massachusetts’ economic growth slowed significantly over the summer while the nation showed a modest pick-up, two reports show.

State fines Citigroup $2m in case related to Facebook stock sale

By Michael B. Farrell

Massachusetts fined Citigroup for violating state securities law when it released confidential information about Facebook during the social media company’s troubled initial public offering.

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Obituaries

Joanne Bluestone, 87; led Medicaid program in Mass.

JOANNE BLUESTONE

By Kathleen McKenna

Mrs. Bluestone was a former director of the state’s Medicaid program under Governor Michael S. Dukakis.