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National Grid highlights support for EPA plan

Emily Micucci |

Electric and gas utility National Grid submitted comments supporting the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Energy Power Plan on Tuesday.

Unemployment down across Mass.

The Patrick administration said Tuesday that unadjusted unemployment rates for October were down across the state, with job gains in the three major urban areas: Boston, Worcester and Springfield.

Baker picks AIM exec for top finance post


With his first annual spending bill due in roughly three months and a mid-year budget shortfall still not fully resolved, Governor-elect Charlie Baker is poised to name business advocate Kristen...

Viewpoint: Congress must renew terror risk insurance

JAMES T. BRETT Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Congress is back in Washington, and one of its most important pending actions is to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, or TRIA. Failure to pass legislation have dire consequences in the event...

Is the medical device tax on the way out?

LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Amid the controversy over national health care reform, the Affordable Care Act has raised serious hackles with the medical device tax, especially in Massachusetts. Now, with Republicans set to...

Flash Poll: Baker’s top business priority? Ease tax burden

With less than two months before Charlie Baker takes over as governor, what should be his top priority when it comes to business policy? In our Flash Poll for the week of Nov. 11, close...

Briefing: Westminster tobacco ban

Members of Westminster's board of health may have gotten more pushback than they expected when they proposed banning the sale of all tobacco products in the town. Last week, they dropped the plan.

Unemployment rate flat as Bay State added 1,200 jobs in Oct.

Emily Micucci |

The state unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6 percent in October as Massachusetts added 1,200 jobs, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EWOLD) said Thursday.

With report, group asks Baker to support solar goal

State House News Service |

 Even if the rate of growth in the Bay State's solar industry tapers, the state could derive 20 percent of its electricity from the sun by 2025,...

Nashoba Valley Chamber CEO responds to Kinder Morgan controversy

Emily Micucci |

While the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated the proposed Keystone pipeline expansion from Canada to the Gulf Coast earlier this week, another pipeline project with local impact is still pending, and it's...

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