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Senate's after-midnight vote supports budget, MBTA reforms


The Senate shortly after midnight Friday morning unanimously passed a $38.1 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that begins in July after Democrats and Republicans...


Arrhythmia reports profit drop in first quarter

Medical device manufacturer Arrhythmia Research Technology of Fitchburg reported a 39 percent decline in gross profits for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014.

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Wholesale power prices plunged in April

The average wholesale price of electricity in New England in April was the third lowest for any single month in 12 years, thanks to mild weather, low prices for natural gas and record-low power...

Collaboration stressed at anniversary gala for nonprofits

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Gov. Charlie Baker stressed the importance of collaboration Thursday when he addressed the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Worcester Business Development Corp. (WBDC) and the Worcester Community...

Meehan, UMass agree to 5-year contract

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Volunteer group Krosslink adds to MetroWest startup support network

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There are a lot of exciting things about starting your own business, but the isolation many entrepreneurs feel when they start out can be debilitating, said Venkat Kolluri, the chief executive of...

Hudson property sells for $1.15M

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Mass. must improve at elevating women into executive suite

BY SUSAN WEST ENGELKEMEYER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Business must take aim at gender imbalance in executive roles. The paucity of women leaders does a disservice to the businesses and organizations they could help.

Budget-challenged Mass. must still help put youths to work

BY ROSALIE LAWLESS Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A strong workforce is in everyone's best interest. That's why the state must help its youth find jobs.

Forging a new age of manufacturing in Central Mass.

BY JAMES T. BRETT and MARK PRICE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Why we must vote on Olympics bid

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Film tax credit helps lift tourism

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Central Mass. 100

Top employers, ranked by number of Central Mass. employees

RankNameCentral Mass. employeesIndustry
1UMass Memorial Health Care Inc., Worcester12,306Health care
2EMC Corp., Hopkinton9,400IT
3University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester4,400Medical school

Sources: Individual companies, federal filings, 990 tax forms, websites and news reports./Compiled by Roger Magnus.

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