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Saint-Gobain creates more LGBTQ inclusion

Zachary Comeau |

French building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain, with a location in Worcester, scored a 90 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index, which measures companies on their...

Baker gets key small business insurance extension

Emily Micucci |

The Baker Administration has secured federal approval to extend small group health insurance rating factors to encourage premium and market stability.

Five Central Mass. firms score 100 on LGBTQ index

Zachary Comeau |

Five Central Mass. companies scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index rating workplaces on LGBTQ tolerance.

Mass. woman-owned business growth slow

Zachary Comeau |

The number of woman-owned firms in Massachusetts has grown at a notably slower than that of U.S. women-owned firms, a new study finds.

Senate passes Mass. healthcare bill

State House News Service |

A sweeping package of reforms that supporters said will fix broken elements of the state's health care system while saving consumers money passed the Senate after a 33-6 vote at midnight Thursday.

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Health Connector rolls out online small business platform

Emily Micucci |

Officials at the Massachusetts Health Connector are touting a new online platform to help small businesses manage health plan costs.

AIM: Biz confidence hits 2017 high

Zachary Comeau |

Confidence by Massachusetts businesses hit another high, as the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index rose another 0.3 points in October.

C-Mass firms awarded $700K in community health grants

Zachary Comeau |

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has awarded nearly $700,000 in grants to 11 local organizations to support health improvements in the region.

Non-compete issue resurfaces in Legislature

State House News Service |

Workers are again saying that non-compete clauses keep them from taking new jobs.

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