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Some urging delay in implementing sick time law


Some Massachusetts employers want to push back the implementation of a voter-approved law instituting earned sick time for workers, saying they do not have enough time to make changes...

Government & Politics

U.S. retail sales turn upward in March

The U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food sales for March were $441.4 billion, up by 0.9 percent from the previous month, and 1.3 percent higher than in March...

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Holy Cross breaks ground on $22M retreat site

Rick Saia |

The College of the Holy Cross will build a new $22 million facility on a 52-acre site in West Boylston that will boost its retreat programs, the Worcester school announced.

RXi drug secures ‘orphan’ status from FDA

A drug being developed by RXi Pharmaceuticals of Marlborough to treat patients with malignant melanoma has secured “orphan” status from the federal government, allowing RXi to seek more...

Ratings agencies affirm Mass. bond grades

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Fast food not part of the plan for Framingham parcel

Emily Micucci |

Wendy's may view a property on the westbound side of Route 9 in Framingham as ideal for a new restaurant. But economic development leaders have a different vision for the site.

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Why we must vote on Olympics bid

EVAN FALCHUK Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The Olympics is a wonderful sporting event. But it's also a business. Its model: Make money by...

Film tax credit helps lift tourism

ANTON NEL Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Time and time again, data have shown that when a film production shoots in a particular location, it not only creates economic impacts, the finished product can also create significant...

Ready for a little 'madness'? Bracketing Worcester's priorities

TIMOTHY MCGOURTHY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Why we tuned out Radio Shack

FRANK CONTE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Mass. schools not keeping pace with needs of our economy

ANDRE MAYER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |
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Top green buildings

Ranked by gross square footage

RankBuildingGross square footage/Certification level
1Albert Sherman Center, UMass Medical School, Worcester512,580/Gold
2Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, Department of Mental Health, Worcester430,000/Gold
3Endosurgery Headquarters Renovation, Boston Scientific, Marlborough401,511/Certified

Sources: The U.S. Green Building Council and individual institutions/companies. Notes: Projects listed are those that have achieved certification with the U.S. Green Building Council as of 03/25/2015. Additional projects are working toward certification./Compiled by Heide Martin.

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