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Brewers, bottlers rake revenues from competitors

Sam Bonacci |

When consumers look at beer and soda bottles on store shelves, they see several brands competing for the same dollars, but to Central Massachusetts firms like Polar Beverages and Wachusett Brewing...

Central Mass. to benefit from Life Sciences 2.0

Sam Bonacci |

With its hybrid of open spaces and an educated workforce, Central Massachusetts is set to reap the rewards as the state's biomanufacturing initiative kicks into its second phase.

MetroWest companies LGBT friendly, BJ's lags

Emily Micucci |

Five companies located in the MetroWest region earned the highest scores possible on the Human Rights Campaign's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), that measures major companies' lesbian, gay,...

Massachusetts jobs up 63K in 2015


Massachusetts employers added 11,000 jobs in October and job losses in September, originally reported at 7,100, were revised downward to 2,200, state officials reported Thursday morning.

Senate to push for employee social media protections


The state Senate this week plans to renew its attempt to deliver social media privacy protections for students and employment candidates in Massachusetts.

VA clinic on the back-burner?

Emily Micucci |

The University of Massachusetts Medical School has declined to comment on a report that a Veterans Administration (VA) health care facility proposed for construction on campus may not come to...

Committee approves $15 an hour for fast food workers


A legislative committee has endorsed a bill establishing a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast food and so-called big box store workers.

Bill to give unemployed longer to pursue job training


A bill that would give unemployed workers longer to enroll in a workforce training program before their benefits expire was among about 20 bills considered by the Joint Committee on Labor and...

Eversource earnings, revenue relatively flat for 3Q

Eversource Energy, with headquarters in Hartford and Boston and serving Central Massachusetts, reported relatively flat profits on slightly decreased revenue in its third quarter earnings report.

Worcester needs $50M to entice baseball team

Sam Bonacci |

In order to get a baseball team like the Pawtucket Red Sox to make Central Massachusetts its home base, Worcester would have to find at least $50 million to invest in a stadium development as well as...

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