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State treasurer proposes more activist role for PRIM’s proxy vote

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Signaling a more activist era at the state pension fund, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg on Thursday proposed using the $61 billion fund to make a stand on corporate diversity, environmental stewardship...

Becker names director of new data science program

Brittany Lopriore |

Becker College's new data science degree program hired Feyzi R. Bagirov of Boston, naming him founding director of the program, the college said Thursday in a statement.

GDP growth slowed, corporate profits fell in fourth-quarter 2014

The nation’s economic activity cooled in the fourth quarter of 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department affirmed Friday, releasing its final estimate of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the...

AllCare Plus Pharmacy relocating to Northborough

Carol McDonald |

AllCare Plus Pharmacy Inc. recently purchased an office building in Northborough, and will relocate its headquarters there from Worcester, according to a statement from Kelleher & Sadowsky Associates.

Senate to take up early retirement bill in next two weeks

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Senate will take up the early retirement bill aimed at realizing $173 million in savings either next week or the week after, according to a spokesman for Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

Nunnelly named Dept. of Revenue commissioner

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Baker administration on Thursday introduced a former managing director of Bain Capital as the state's next revenue commissioner.

Workers' Credit Union results bring 'GiveBack' to members

The board of directors for the Workers' Credit Union approved a payout of more than $2.5 million to members as a result of the credit union's performance in 2014, according to a news release...

State supports expansion effort at Northbridge business

An $8.1 million expansion project at WGM Fabricators of Northbridge has been approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), the state’s investment tax credit...

Report: Human services sector's growth felt in economy

Carol McDonald |

A new report says jobs in the Massachusetts human services sector grew almost 48 percent between 2003 and 2011.

Healey blasts fee hikes for ‘last resort’ auto policies

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Car owners with insurance policies issued through the state's "market of last resort" will likely face higher fees for late payment or bounced checks starting next week, despite objections from...

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