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Worcester economy stalled in fourth quarter of 2015

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester-area economy slowed substantially in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the Worcester Economic Index (WEI) released by Assumption College Professor Thomas White.

MassHealth waste targeted by government officials

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Outlining their requests for funding in the next fiscal year, the state's attorney general, auditor and inspector general all asked budget writers on Tuesday for support in combating waste, fraud and...

Biz. group warns against millionaire's tax

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Ahead of a potential vote on the proposal, the Massachusetts High Technology Council warned Wednesday that a proposed 4 percent surtax on incomes over $1 million would "severely limit legislative and...

Partnership unites wind, hydro for clean energy bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A group of corporate partners representing the often-times competing interests of hydroelectric, on-shore wind and transmission have forged a new coalition to push lawmakers to embrace policies put...

Partner at 31; Worcester advocate since childhood

Sam Bonacci |

AiVi Nguyen is the youngest partner ever at Bowditch & Dewey and is outspoken about Worcester's potential.

Foreign-born business owners boost Worcester

Laura Finaldi |

Worcester's foreign born population is making its mark in the city's business community.

GE move benefits Mass. taxes, politics, innovation

GE's decision to relocate from Fairfield, Conn. to Massachusetts may appear that the benefits will be Boston-centric, but the Fortune 10 company's move will resonate throughout the Bay...

Baker lays out $1B, 5-year economic development plan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday proposed to pour almost $1 billion over the next five years into economic development, housing and job training as part of a strategy to maintain strong job growth in...

Mass. Senate approves pay equity act to close wage gap

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Noting its history as the first state to pass a pay equity law more than 70 years ago, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday that proponents say will strengthen that law in...

Marlborough commercial vacancy falls to 11.9 percent

Sam Bonacci |

Finding a commercial property in Marlborough will be more difficult in 2016, as the commercial vacancy has fallen for the fourth consecutive year to just 11.9 percent, according to the Marlborough...

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