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State: Health care costs rose 2.3% in 2013


Total spending on health care in Massachusetts topped $50 billion in 2013, an increase of 2.3 percent that fell below the state's cost growth benchmark but largely reflected similar national trends...

Mass. foreclosure petitions up in July

Foreclosure petitions climbed throughout Massachusetts in July, with a 72.5 percent rise in foreclosure starts compared with July 2013, The Warren Group reported Tuesday.

Westward Joe: Dunkin’ tries Calif. once again

Dunkin Donuts has opened two new locations in California in preparation for a large expansion into the Golden State.

Boston Scientific completes purchase of Bayer AG unit

Boston Scientific has completed its purchase of the interventional business of Bayer AG, opening up the Marlborough-based company’s treatment solutions for vascular conditions.

United Way sets Sept. 10 as annual Day of Caring

More than 1,200 volunteers will engage in community service projects in the Greater Worcester area Wednesday, Sept. 10 as the United Way of Central Massachusetts holds its 21st annual Day of Caring.

Centage of Natick receives capital boost

Centage Corporation, a Natick-based provider of budgeting and forecasting software, has received a second round of debt funding from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp.

Milton firm buys Framingham retail building

John Agoglia |

A Milton-based company that sells components, tools, and replacement parts to the construction industry has purchased the former home of Framingham Motor Parts for $650,000, according to MetroWest...

Consumer goods industries urged: Focus on digital

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, those that provide products that need to be replaced frequently, such as food, beverages, and household products, need to boost their digital sales if they...

DOR offers tax amnesty program this fall

John Agoglia |

Some 300,000 businesses and individuals will get a chance to pony up back taxes without a penalty this fall under a new two-month-long amnesty program, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR)...

Study: Thirty-somethings choose happiness over money

John Agoglia |

The old adage about money not being able to buy happiness may be true, especially for workers in their 30s, according to a study released Thursday by Clark University.

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