Daily Archives: October 11, 2010

Monday Morning: MIT Prof. Wins Nobel Prize

Published October 11, 2010

What’s news on a sunny Columbus Day in Boston:

MIT Professor Among Three Nobel Economics Winners

An MIT professor shares the Nobel economic prize for his work developing theories to explain how economic policies can affect unemployment. MIT’s Peter Diamond was recognized for his work along with Dale Mortensen of Northwestern University and Christopher Pissarides of the London School of Economics. (WBUR)

Mass. Dems Scramble To Counter A Fervent GOP

Peter Solomon, one of many manifestations of an energized GOP electorate this year, illustrates the political zeal Massachusetts Democrats are up against as they try to hold back a Republican Party determined to make major gains on Election Day. What Democrats lack in enthusiasm, they’re trying to make up for in organization. (Globe)

Baker Will Unveil Plan To End Welfare Abuse

Bay State welfare recipients looking to blow their taxpayer benefits on whiskey, smokes and Keno would be left high and dry under a tough new crackdown slated to be unveiled today by GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker. (Herald)

SEC Will Examine Faulty Filings Of Mass. Executives

US securities regulators say they plan to look into dozens of cases in which publicly traded Massachusetts companies misstated how much their top executives earned over the past few years. (Globe)

Cambridge Schools Will Close For Muslim Holiday

In a move that school officials believe is the first of its kind in the state, Cambridge will close schools for one Muslim holiday each year beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. (Globe)

What are you reading on this holiday?