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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.

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.

Economist: Trump uncertainty clouding potential growth

Brad Kane |

The local, national and global economies will likely see accelerated growth in 2017, assuming they work through the uncertainties created by shifting federal policies, according to an economist...

Charitable works

Volunteers from Leominster Credit Union participated in one of the largest meal-packing events for United Way of North Central Mass. More than 100,000 meals were packaged by 400 volunteers for 20...

Movers & Shakers

Ten professionals got hired or promoted at places including Fallon Health, JM Coull and Fidelity Bank.

101: Outside mentors

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

The benefits of mentoring across teams are well documented. But what about bringing in folks from the outside for mentoring your teams as a standard practice?

Worcester County rising wages create complications

LIVIA GERSHON |

Wages in Worcester County have been slowly ticking up. Between the rising minimum wage and increasing competition, employers are finding they need to find ways to pay more.

Area's inflation high over past 12 months

Central and Eastern Massachusetts had the highest inflation rate in the past year of seven metro areas that published data, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Video games employ 4,500 in Mass.

Employed in places like Becker College's digital institute, the video game industry has more than 4,500 workers in Massachusetts making an average of $102,600 annually, according to new data released...

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