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Firms using license plate scanners to track the public

While debate about the technology has centered on police use, business has adopted the scanners with remarkably few limits.

Parade organizers rescind invite to gay rights group

Organizers of South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade have cut off negotiations to end a longstanding ban on gay groups.

A screen displayed the trading day’s final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Close to 16,400, the index has surged since hitting a low near 6,500 five years ago during the financial crisis.

Shirley Leung

A mostly ignored stock market has roared back

A lot of cash is still on the sidelines, and that’s one of the reasons some Wall Street gurus don’t think we’re heading into a bubble.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry placed flowers atamemorial to antigovernment protesters killed in Kiev last month.

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John Kerry displays US support in worried Kiev

The secretary of state’s challenge is translating goodwill into a plan to counter Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

After Shridhar Singh’s plans fell through last summer, he said he had the most stressful vacation of his life.

Summer fun takes a back seat to college resume-building

Amid escalating competition, summer has become a pricey crunch time for students seeking to get into elite and even not-so-elite colleges.

The Nation

Obama’s budget proposal a populist wish list

Obama’s budget for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, reflects his aspirations in his waning presidency, regardless of the political reality he confronts.

By Jackie Calmes

The president’s $3.9 trillion budget request stands as a platform for Democrats to run on in this election year.

Top Ky. Democrats divided over same-sex marriage

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said the state will hire outside lawyers.

By Brett Barrouquere

Two of the state’s top Democrats split sharply Tuesday over the issue.

Hopes rise for AIDS drugs that last longer

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Researchers are reporting that injections of long-lasting AIDS drugs protected monkeys for weeks against infection.

The World

John Kerry displays US support in worried Kiev

Secretary of State John F. Kerry placed flowers atamemorial to antigovernment protesters killed in Kiev last month.

By Christopher Rowland

The secretary of state’s challenge is translating goodwill into a plan to counter Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

Putin talks tough as tensions ease in Ukraine

A Russian Navy vessel blocked the entrance to the Ukrainian Navy base in Sevastopol. “We have no enemies in Ukraine. Ukraine is a friendly state,’’ Vladimir Putin said.

By Vladimir Isachenkov and Tim Sullivan

President Vladimir Putin said Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserves the right to use force.

Syria quickens removal of its toxic weapons

By Nick Cumming-Bruce

The government has proposed finishing the job by the end of April, international monitors said.

Editorial & Opinion

TOM KEANE

Boston’s ‘edge’ for the Olympics

By Tom Keane

Here are five issues the International Olympic Committee cares about — issues on which Boston has a significant edge.

JEFF JACOBY

Bashing Netanyahu won’t bring peace any closer

By Jeff Jacoby

In a fantasy view of the Middle East, peace is the responsibility of the Israelis alone.

editorial

Death at Bridgewater requires further investigation, reforms

The death of Joshua Messier should galvanize change and progress in the treatment of the mentally ill. But first, his death deserves to be fully investigated.

Metro

Parade organizers rescind invite to gay rights group

By Andrew Ryan

Organizers of South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade have cut off negotiations to end a longstanding ban on gay groups.

Medical marijuana dispensary seeks new site

Matthew Huron, CEO of Good Chemistry of Massachusetts (at microphone), took a question at a City Hall hearing Tuesday.

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy

After facing a barrage of criticism, the owners of a proposed dispensary on Boston’s Boylston Street said they are negotiating for a new site.

No bail for Brockton man in boy’s death

Some of Chauncey Cohen’s relatives were upset as a prosecutor outlined his last days. His mother’s boyfriend is charged with his murder.

By Evan Allen

Prosecutors say Antonio Durham punched his girlfriend’s son in the stomach so hard that the boy bled to death internally.

Business

Shirley Leung

A mostly ignored stock market has roared back

A screen displayed the trading day’s final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Close to 16,400, the index has surged since hitting a low near 6,500 five years ago during the financial crisis.

By Shirley Leung

A lot of cash is still on the sidelines, and that’s one of the reasons some Wall Street gurus don’t think we’re heading into a bubble.

$100m upgrade for Logan’s international terminal

Pubin Liang (left), Managing Director of Haiman Airlines, North America; Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines; and TomGlynn, CEO of MassPort, at a Chamber of Commerce forum on Tuesday.

By Katie Johnston

Foreign travel is the fastest-growing segment at Logan, necessitating the renovations to Terminal E.

Car dealer Ernie Boch Jr. will raise hourly wages

Ernie Boch Jr. said he wanted to “strongly encourage” other businesses to support “this new living wage.”

By Taryn Luna

Boch said he will raise the pay of his minimum wage workers to $10.10 on April 1.

Obituaries

Marilyn Riseman, beacon of Boston style, dies at 86

Marilyn Riseman held weekly fashion shows at Brasserie Jo.

By Christopher Muther

Mrs. Riseman was a party-circuit fixture and a onetime owner of a national chain of avant-garde clothing stores.

Sports

Bruins 4, Panthers 1

David Krejci’s hat trick lifts Bruins past Panthers

David Krejci is at the center of the celebration with Dougie Hamilton and Jarome Iginla after Krejci scored the first of his three goals of the night.

By Amalie Benjamin

Krejci recorded the third regular-season hat trick of his career in the 4-1 win over the Panthers.

On Hockey

Bruins running out of trade targets for defensive help

Andrej Meszaros (above, right) could be out of Philadelphia’s picture because of Andrew MacDonald’s acquisition.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins missed out on Andrew MacDonald, the prize of a high-demand, low-supply, blue line rental market.

Red Sox’ Christian Vazquez getting help from Molinas

Red Sox prospect Christian Vazquez isaMolina family fan.

By Peter Abraham

Being a ballplayer from Puerto Rico, the Red Sox catcher had obvious role models in the three major league Molina brothers.

G: Food

Froyo bonbons wrapped in edible skins

Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls developed with WikiFoods.

By Michael Floreak

With fresh approach, innovators look to revolutionize the packaged food industry.

Summer fun takes a back seat to college resume-building

After Shridhar Singh’s plans fell through last summer, he said he had the most stressful vacation of his life.

By Beth Teitell

Amid escalating competition, summer has become a pricey crunch time for students seeking to get into elite and even not-so-elite colleges.

dining out

Ostra, a luxurious seafood restaurant

Lobster with winter vegetables.

By Devra First

The new Theatre District restaurant is elegant, and just a few dishes and decibels away from world-class.

More Stories

Appreciation

Lucien Robert leaves a legacy of elegant meals

By Merry Corky White

Cookbook Review

‘Cooking Slow’ in oven, slow cooker, and elsewhere

By T. Susan Chang

Cheap Eats

Shawarma, falafel, and more in Davis Square

By Catherine Smart

Sunday supper

Recipe for brown rice

food | travel

How did fortunes get into cookies?

By Ann Trieger Kurland

Book REview

‘The Sugar Season’ by Douglas Whynott

By Chuck Leddy

A Tank Away

Jeffersonville, Vt., a winter wonderland

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

On demand picks

On Demand movie highlights

Names

Group announces Joan Parker Ferocious Love Fund

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Young New Zealander’s tour lands in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Singer Taylor Swift gets a restraining order

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Undateable Comedy Tour’ hits Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Actress Sarah Shahi spotted in town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Sunday Supper

Miso-glazed cod one day, cod fried rice the next

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick