Government & Politics

Webster medical transport firm owner sentenced

John Agoglia |

A week after pleading guilty to more than a dozen counts of fraud and larceny, the owner of a medical transportation company in Webster has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail and ordered to...

Economy & Labor

Mass. Insight consumer confidence falls

Emily Micucci |

Boston-based consulting and research firm Mass Insight reported a sharp decline in consumer confidence in the third quarter of this year.

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Driven by manufacturing, new construction grows

John Agoglia |

New construction starts in July across the United States climbed 6 percent compared over last year, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a...

Patrick denies tax cut for greyhound simulcast


Arguing it would sap $600,000 budgeted for the Gaming Commission, Gov. Deval Patrick sent back to the Legislature a bill that would lower the state's take on greyhound simulcast wagers.

State says tax holiday cost it $26M in revenue

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MetroWest495 Biz

Staples beats estimates, will close 140 stores

Emily Micucci |

Although second-quarter sales declined 2 percent over 2013, Staples beat analysts' expectations with earnings of 13 cents per share, the Framingham-based office supplies retailer announced Wednesday.

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Why I’m moving my company to downtown Worcester

DAVID CROUCH Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

After six successful years of starting up a business in Northborough, my company is looking to raise money, grow our national client base, build new products and hire young talent, and to...

Viewpoint: Market Basket feud highlights value of listening to workers


As the workers of Market Basket's 71-store grocery chain continue with their demonstrations and consumer boycott against the company, we have to ask: What this is really all about?

Less economic uncertainty leads to more hope for small businesses

RICHARD C. LORD Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Want more revenue? Small businesses must think outside the state

stephen a. schuster Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Gateway Cities key for continued growth in Bay State

CRAIG L. BLAIS Special to the Worcester Business Journal |
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Largest colleges and universities

Ranked by full-time enrollment, fall 2013

RankNameFull-Time Enrollment (Undergrad and Grad) Fall 2013FTE Employees/Year
1Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester4,719975/1865
2Worcester State University, Worcester4,268598/1874
3Framingham State University, Framingham3,982534/1839

Source: Each college./Compiled by Roger Magnus.

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