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Potential developers of the vacant Worcester County Courthouse are touring the building, a few...

Cumberland Farms employs 600 after $15M HQ upgrade

Westborough convenience store chain Cumberland Farms has reached 600 employees at its distribution center after a $15 million expansion.

State tax collections up 7% compared to last year

State House News Service |

Total tax collections midway through February were $604 million, up $40 million or 7 percent versus the same period last year, according to the state.

Total Wine & More opens on Route 9 in Shrewsbury

Total Wine & More has opened its third Massachusetts location at White City Shopping Center on Route 9 in Shrewsbury.

TJX plans to add 1,800 new stores

Grant Welker |

TJX, the parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, could expand by 1,800 stores in the long term to about 5,600 locations.

Ski resorts trying to entice visitors amid warm weather

It feels like spring, but ski slopes in Central Massachusetts want potential patrons to know they are still white. The rink at Worcester Common, on the other hand, has been forced to close.

Central Mass. college loan debt averages $33K

The workforce in the Congressional district covering most of Central Massachusetts has college loan debts averaging $33,000 per resident, according to a new report.

Senate president: 'Stay tuned' on potential sales tax holiday this summer

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg told businesses and shoppers "stay tuned" on potential for a sales tax holiday this summer.

Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

Nicholas DeCastro |

Seven students from Maynard High School attended WBJ's Economic Forecast forum, and one junior reported back his impressions from the event talking about global and national growth in 2017.

'Grave concerns' from building inspectors on state reorganization plan

State House News Service |

Building inspectors told state officials that a proposed reorganization creating a new Office of Public Safety and Inspections within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development wouldn't...

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