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Congress must promote Central Mass. exports

JAMES T. BRETT Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Exports are an integral part of our economy, and businesses should be able to rely on the Ex-Im Bank when regular financial backing is unavailable.

Pay Equity Act friendly to plaintiffs

AMANDA MARIE BAER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A look at the new pay equity act by a local lawyer.

Tax-free weekend is an essential economic driver

W. STUART LOOSEMORE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce argues for continuing the tax-free weekend in the future.

Legalize fireworks in Massachusetts

Once again, I write to suggest the time has come for Massachusetts to join the rest of the country and legalize the use of consumer fireworks for its citizens. This is the second year New...

Dealing with OT's new rules

TIMOTHY MURPHY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Beginning on December 1, millions of American workers will be eligible for overtime, local lawyer Timothy Murphy

Massachusetts needs workforce housing

TIMOTHY C. SULLIVAN Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

For Massachusetts to continue its economic gains, we need to build more housing.

Computer science needs women

KRISTIN TICHENOR Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Here's the good news: By the year 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Here's the bad news: U.S. universities can fill...

State should put $10.5M toward Mass. Food Trust

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY & STEVE FISCHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

We have an opportunity to increase access to healthy foods and spur economic development, which is why we are asking the legislature and the governor to fund the Massachusetts Food Trust program.

Eversource should cover WRTA cleanup

MICHAEL O. MOORE & DANIEL M. DONAHUE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester has blossomed into a bustling Gateway City, home to nationally recognized colleges and universities, corporations, a robust healthcare and biotechnology industry, and...

Beacon Hill keeps solar working … for now

SEAN GALLAGHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A legislative log-jam blocking billions of dollars in solar investment to Massachusetts' economy was broken this month but there's still more work to be done.

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