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Notre Dame Health Care Center names new leader

Karen M. Laganelli has been named the new CEO of the Notre Dame Health Care Center Inc. in Worcester.

State's business confidence slips downward

Carol McDonald |

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Business Confidence Index dropped 1.1 points in April to 59.1. March's figure of 60.2 had been a post-recession high.

Foreclosure petitions rise in March

Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts continued to climb in March, posting a 68 percent increase compared with March 2014, according to a new report from The Warren Group. It was the 13th straight...

Record first quarter for Cognex

Carol McDonald |

Machine sensor manufacturer Cognex Corp. of Natick had record-high revenue, net income and earnings per share in the first quarter, the company reported.

Assumption professor: Worcester economic index is up

The greater Worcester economy grew at an above average rate in the first three months of 2015, according to the latest estimates of the

Film students urge state to keep tax credit


The end of the state's film tax credit would affect much more than those directly involved in the movie-making process, a group of local film students and academics warned Monday.

Governor signs early retirement bill


State employees eligible for a new early retirement program can begin applying for the pension sweetener starting next Monday in an attempt by the governor and lawmakers to shave at least...

McGovern pushes for local say in propane sites

Rick Saia |

(UPDATED May 5 at 8:20 a.m.) U.S. Rep. James McGovern has filed a bill that would give states and local communities the ability to regulate propane gas facilities that are operated by rail...

Small-biz optimism hits post-recession peak

Optimism among small businesses in the United States is at an all-time high since the Great Recession, but most are finding it hard to grow, according to a survey by financial services firm Capital...

AbbVie extends deadline for Pharmacyclics shares

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie, which has operations in Worcester, has extended its offer to buy California-based Pharmacyclics to May 15, the company announced.

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