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Car loans average $14k in Worcester

The average Worcester resident has a car loan equal to have of his or her annual salary, according to a new survey.

Insurance broker opens Worcester office

XS Brokers, which calls itself one of the largest independent insurance broker firms in New England, has opened its fourth East Coast office in Worcester.

WPI president to serve on national college board

Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Laurie Leshin has been named to the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Framingham, Gardner colleges get $2M state funding

Framingham State University and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner have received a share of $39 million in life science funding from the state announced Thursday.

Steward Health Care expanding west, south

Grant Welker |

Steward Health Care, which recently moved into Central Massachusetts with the planned takeover of a physicians network, has roughly doubled its overall size by buying eight hospitals outside the...

'Tipping point' reached in homelessness fight, providers say

State House News Service |

Massachusetts has reached a "tipping point" in the fight against homelessness, service providers told state legislators Thursday.

Worcester leaders oppose new commuter rail stops

Grant Welker |

Worcester's mayor and city manager are urging the state's transportation secretary to not add new stops on the Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line that would lengthen the ride from Boston to...

Psychemedics ends 2016 with 45% revenue growth

Laura Finaldi |

Revenues at Psychemedics, a hair-based drug testing company, grew by 45 percent for the full year 2016, and by 75 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same time period in 2015.

New Acton manufacturing plant could include hundreds of hires

Laura Finaldi |

A Billerica medical device company will start production at its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Acton starting in 2019 and expects to hire hundreds of jobs there over the next five years, the...

Area's inflation high over past 12 months

Central and Eastern Massachusetts had the highest inflation rate in the past year of seven metro areas that published data, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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