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New UMass fund drive aims for $1 billion

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Strategists are targeting the holiday giving period and the spring commencement season as part of a new, two-stage effort to raise up to $1 billion in private funds for scholarships and financial...

Have a dream? MWCC contest deadline is Dec. 31

A business plan competition put on by Mount Wachusett Community College encourages entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and perhaps win a prize.

T&G experiences another ownership shift

CAROL McDONALD |

The Telegram & Gazette will soon have its third owner in a little more than a year after its parent firm, Halifax Media Group, announced it's being acquired by the parent of GateHouse Media, which...

Mass. retailers see 3.9% holiday sales boost

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts retailers are predicting a 3.9 percent increase in retail sales during the holiday period, citing the highest consumer confidence levels in seven years.

Developer: Worcester hotel would help meet business demand

Rick Saia |

A proposed six-story, 120-room hotel next to the Washington Square rotary in Worcester would fill a need in the city and complement its downtown economic development strategy, the hotel's developers...

Report: Midsize businesses show optimism for 2015

Emily Micucci |

Sixty-six percent of midsize business owners said they're optimistic the national economy will strengthen in the next six months, and they'll likely invest in technology, operations and new staff as...

Preliminary report: UMass Memorial Health Care in the black

Emily Micucci |

UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) will post a $29 million operating surplus in fiscal 2014, according to preliminary results the Worcester-based health care system shared with bond investors this...

Unemployment rate flat as Bay State added 1,200 jobs in Oct.

Emily Micucci |

The state unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6 percent in October as Massachusetts added 1,200 jobs, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EWOLD) said Thursday.

With report, group asks Baker to support solar goal

State House News Service |

 Even if the rate of growth in the Bay State's solar industry tapers, the state could derive 20 percent of its electricity from the sun by 2025,...

Expert walks Worcester through the economics of internet secrets

Sam Bonacci |

In the world of cyber security, an entire industry has materialized around selling information about vulnerabilities in programs, alternately offering the ability to protect against these flaws in...

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