Worcester No. 1 in Massachusetts for purchasing power

Sam Bonacci |

A new study examining the cost of living versus an area's median income has found Worcester County residents have the greatest purchasing power in all of Massachusetts.

Government & Politics

Senate sends governor hospital funding bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Senate on Thursday shipped to the governor a health care bill that avoids a ballot question redistributing hospital revenues, benefiting hospitals that now receive less insurance compensation.

Government & Politics

Former state official charged with stealing $122,000

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The former finance director of the state agency that manages billions of dollars in insurance benefits for state workers allegedly stole more than $122,000 and then tried to cover his tracks.

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Energy & Utilities

New England electric prices fell 35% in 2015

Sam Bonacci |

Electricity prices in New England fell by 35 percent in 2015 on the back of plummeting natural gas prices. according to ISO New England.

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Small Business

2016 WBJ Family Business award winners announced

The winners of the 2016 WBJ Family Business awards were announced at the annual event Wednesday night.

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Technology

Senate to study fantasy sports regulation

The Senate on Thursday approved of an amendment that would create a special commission to study the regulation of daily fantasy sports and online gaming in Massachusetts.

 
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