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Suffolk University to stress career learning

President James McCarthy will unveil a new vision for the school that seeks to transform the university into a leader in tech-savvy, career-oriented learning.

House Speaker John Boehner

House GOP counters Obama’s fiscal plan

The House Republicans’ plan calls for almost twice as much in spending cuts and half as much revenue increases.

Onyango Obama, uncle of President Barack Obama, arrived for a hearing in Framingham District Court Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.

Obama’s uncle gets expulsion rehearing

In challenging his deportation order, Onyango Obama is asserting that he had insufficient representation in his immigration case.

Like other recruiting firms, HireMinds in Kendall Square is having trouble finding candidates for tech jobs.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Boston-area tech sector is scrambling to fill jobs

Headhunters are struggling to find enough talented engineers and developers for their clients.

Debbie Currie watches what her children do on their electronic devices.

Specter of predators puts parents in constant vigil

After years of revelations about sexual predators lurking in our most respected institutions, parents and caregivers say they’re on high alert.

The Nation

House GOP counters Obama’s fiscal plan

House Speaker John Boehner

By Matt Viser

The House Republicans’ plan calls for almost twice as much in spending cuts and half as much revenue increases.

Divided Senate considers pact for disability rights

John Kerry

By Christopher Rowland

The fate of a treaty to promote international rights for the disabled indicates that the Senate continues on a divided path.

Carbon monoxide sends 42 students, 7 adults to hospitals

Parents listened as an official read the names of students taken to the hospital from Finch Elementary School in Atlanta.

Potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels at an Atlanta elementary school with no detectors sent at least 42 students and seven adults to hospitals.

The World

Rift widens between Israel and European allies

By Isabel Kershner

Britain, France, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark protested Israel’s plans for more settlements, reflecting wide frustration with policies on the Palestinian issue.

Trial begins for 10 alleged jihadists in France

A trial began for 10 people charged in connection with the financing of a jihadist movement that the UN Security Council considers an affiliate of Al Qaeda.

Iran hints direct talks with US are possible

Iran’s foreign minister said any direct talks between Iran and the US would have to be approved by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Editorial & Opinion

joanna weiss

Mitt Romney for mayor of Boston

By Joanna Weiss

As mayor, Romney would be free to problem-solve, to do the kind of work that made him an appealing public servant in the first place.

Farah Stockman

Where is the 20 percent?

By Farah Stockman

It is impossible to envision a solution to the fiscal crisis that does not include those in the top 20 percent in income paying more taxes.

paul mcmorrow

Everett site has better use than a casino

By Paul McMorrow

Assembly Square in Somerville and the old Monsanto plant in Everett are two sides of the same coin, but now they’re on sharply divergent development paths.

Metro

Suffolk University to stress career learning

James McCarthy

By Martine Powers

President James McCarthy will unveil a new vision for the school that seeks to transform the university into a leader in tech-savvy, career-oriented learning.

Obama’s uncle gets expulsion rehearing

Onyango Obama, uncle of President Barack Obama, arrived for a hearing in Framingham District Court Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.

By Maria Sacchetti

In challenging his deportation order, Onyango Obama is asserting that he had insufficient representation in his immigration case.

New account questioned in Mattapan trial

Marcus Hurd

By Brian Ballou

Marcus Hurd, the paralyzed man who is the lone survivor of the 2010 attack in Mattapan that killed four people, testified in the retrial of the alleged shooter.

More Stories

3-year-old was abused for more than a month, officials say

By Katheleen Conti and John R. Ellement

Kevin Cullen

A life saved and lived well

By Kevin Cullen

Globe Santa

Two boys have suffered tremendous losses

By John C. Burke

WALTHAM

Route 128 crash injures seven

By Melissa M. Werthmann

Lorillard fights $152m verdict

By John R. Ellement

Business

Boston-area tech sector is scrambling to fill jobs

Like other recruiting firms, HireMinds in Kendall Square is having trouble finding candidates for tech jobs.

By Michael B. Farrell

Headhunters are struggling to find enough talented engineers and developers for their clients.

Bank of America to cut more jobs in Mass.

A Bank of America branch office in New York.

By Todd Wallack

As part of a push to streamline operations, the company plans to eliminate nearly 200 Bay State jobs next year.

NHL’s latest lockout is a costly one

For the third time in 19 years, an NHL lockout has kept players, and fans, from rinks such as Boston’s TD Garden.

By Callum Borchers

The Bruins, along with local businesses, are losing out on millions of dollars as the stoppage drags on.

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Boston Capital

Real estate recovery sounds familiar

By Steven Syre

Hurricane gave big boost to auto sales

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher

Around the Region

Vertex drug approved in Canada

By Chris Reidy

Around the Region

Mass. gasoline prices down 2 cents

By Chris Reidy

Around the Region

Iron Mountain chooses new CEO

By Chris Reidy

Around the Region

American Airlines workers voting to unionize

By Katie Johnston

Around the Region

Upper Crust auction date is set

By Jenn Abelson

Around the Region

Needham OK’s TripAdvisor break

By Evan Allen

US manufacturing shrinks to 3-year low

By Christopher S. Rugaber

Obituaries

Helene Rabb Cahners-Kaplan, 91, trailblazer for women

Helene Rabb Cahners-Kaplan was known as straightforward and smart, and an elegant dresser, even when casual.

By Gloria Negri

In an era when few women sat in the boardrooms of Boston’s nonprofits and businesses, Mrs. Cahners-Kaplan was a regular presence in many.

David Relin, 49, coauthor of controversial bestseller

By Leslie Kaufman

Mr. Relin, a journalist and adventurer who achieved acclaim as coauthor of the bestseller ‘‘Three Cups of Tea,’’ died Nov. 15.

Ray Heffner, 87, president of Brown in turbulent ’60s

RAY HEFFNER

By Michelle R. Smith

Mr. Heffner was president of Brown University during the tumultuous late 1960s but spent his happiest years as a volunteer teaching literature at a senior center in Iowa.

Sports

Patriots are the AFC’s No. 2 seed — for now

Baltimore’s loss Sunday shifted things, and for this week that defeat, combined with the Patriots’ win over Miami and Denver’s win over Tampa Bay, means Bill Belichick and New England are the second seed.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Patriots, despite having the same record as the Ravens and having lost to them in September, are now the No. 2 playoff seed in the conference.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots’ Brandon Lloyd less of a target lately

Tom Brady congratulates Brandon Lloyd for a kick recovery; the QB and WR connected only once Sunday.

By Shalise Manza Young

The receiver and Tom Brady have had difficulty connecting, and it shows in the ratio of times he’s been targeted.

Christopher L. Gasper

With Jovan Belcher case, there’s just no way to know

Jovan Belcher was, according to his agent, Joe Linta, “a very honorable young man until something went crazy wrong.’’

By Christopher L. Gasper

We’ll never know what caused the desperation, despair, and derangement that led the Chiefs player to ruin so many lives.

G: Living

G Cover

Cambridge cable station a soapbox for free speech

Host Danny DeGug with Linda Clave on “Sunshine All Around the World.”

By James H. Burnett III

Cambridge Community Television has become known for a series featuring outspoken residents.

Stage Review

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ steps on stage

Mark Linehan (left) as George Bailey and William Gardiner as his guardian angel in the Stoneham Theatre production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

By Terry Byrne

This theatrical version of the classic 1946 film hews closely to the original.

Stephen King unafraid to tell his tales at UMass Lowell

Stephen King says of scary things: “It’s interesting putting yourself in the place of someone who’s having experiences that are totally out of the ordinary, but in an ordinary setting.”

By James H. Burnett III

The author will share how horror and fantasy affect his views on life, and discuss his career and current projects, at an upcoming talk.

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Album review | Pop

Hooks just keep on coming on Ke$ha’s ‘Warrior’

By Luke O’Neil

Album review | Avant-garde

Scott Walker, ‘Bish Bosch’

By Marc Hirsh

Album review | ROCK

Band of Horses, ‘Mirage Rock’

By Sarah Rodman

Album review | R&B

Keyshia Cole, ‘Woman to Woman’

By Ken Capobianco

Album review | Electronic pop

Memory Tapes, ‘Grace/Confusion’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Book Review

‘Stranger to History’ by Aatish Taseer

By Eric Liebetrau

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Movie Stars

Movie Stars

Names

Anniversary spurs a super celebration

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Stars sing out for The Trevor Project

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Joe Kennedy III marries in California

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Tom Rush kickstarts his Symphony Hall date

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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RFK Center’s holiday gala honors Taylor Swift

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Other Guys’ night out in Los Angeles

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

More Celebrity News

Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant

MUSIC REVIEW

Legends of rock, folk let love for WBCN shine

By Scott McLennan