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U.S. growth slows to 2.2% annual rate

Economic growth in the United States slowed in the fourth quarter of 2014 to a 2.2-percent annual rate, weighed down in part by an increase in imports and a downtown in federal government spending,...

Wholesale power prices down in January

Rick Saia |

Sharp declines in prices for natural gas helped push the average wholesale price for electricity in New England down nearly 60 percent last month over January 2014, according to ISO-New England,...

Rail operator: Full service to be restored by Mar. 30

Michael Norton and Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With its customers hampered by prolonged train delays and cancellations that began during the recent wave of snowstorms, the company that runs the Massachusetts commuter rail system said Thursday it...

Officials rip decision to boost ex-cabinet chief's pension

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Former Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral qualifies for a retirement benefit classification typically designated for frontline police officers and firefighters that critics say will unfairly boost...

Chamber launches clickable look at downtown

Carol McDonald |

Worcester's downtown is an increasingly dynamic place. Now the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has put a map online that captures the changes and opportunities there.

DePaola to take over MBTA next week

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Frank DePaola has worn many hats during his public sector service in Massachusetts and he's about to try on a new one thanks to a secret vote that went down Tuesday night.

Marlborough brokerage arranges warehouse leases for newspaper deliverer

The president of Greater Boston Commercial Properties of Marlborough, Bret O’Brien, represented a newspaper delivery company in arranging leases of warehouse space in Boston, Fall River, and...

Baker tackling state's skills gap

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker put three of his top deputies on Thursday in charge of overseeing an effort to better align the state's education and workforce training systems with the needs of...

American Tower offers common, depository stock

Carol McDonald |

American Tower Corp. announced Thursday that it is raising over $3 billion in a stock offering that will help finance fulfilling a contract with Verizon.

Mass. teams with Conn., R.I., on clean energy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts will partner with Connecticut and Rhode Island to explore new clean energy resources and natural gas capacity options to address the region's high energy costs and demands.

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