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Review: The Company Men

Call it compassion fatigue, but I can't muster a lot of sympathy for Bobby Walker when he gets laid off and has to sell his Patriots season tickets.
We're supposed to feel sorry for this guy?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011
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Review: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oliver Stone can't be blamed for not knowing that his ironic "Greed is good" would be taken seriously as a motto by a generation of ruthless buccaneers.
Not even Oliver Stone can make derivatives sound all that exciting
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 24, 2010

My new excuse

Charlie Colgan isn't to blame for all the mistakes made by . . . uh . . . Charlie Colgan.
Whatever Colgan does, it's not his fault
By AL DIAMON  |  September 10, 2010

Amid the gloom, a one-man optimism offense

Seven or eight years ago, with the state's economy aflutter and Providence in ascendance, Scott Wolf thought Rhode Island was finally starting to shed its inferiority complex.
Chins Up Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 26, 2010
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Trying times for Obama

It was only a matter of time before President Barack Obama turned into a deficit hawk. But it is a measure of the desperation sparked by Scott Brown's election to Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat that Obama hatched before the conclusion of the 2010 congre
Tough times for the nation
By EDITORIAL  |  January 29, 2010
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Boston rat rampage

Residents say that if you jam a leaf blower in the earth virtually anywhere in Allston, furry bottom feeders will be blown out of every crack and hole in sight and rain down like unsavory screeching meatballs. North Enders joke that something similar wou
Thanks to the global economic collapse, which has stalled initiated construction projects, Boston’s rat population is surging
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 06, 2009


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Will Brandeis sell out the Rose?

Will Brandeis take the money and run?
As the clock ticks down, the world-renowned museum confronts the art of survival
By GREG COOK  |  May 15, 2009

Labor Pains

With an economy in free fall, and popular anger mounting over bailout-mania, one might expect the labor movement to be front and center. But the streets are relatively quiet. And the nation seems as ambivalent as ever about unionism. There is, in short,
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 08, 2009