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Baker leads Globe poll; Coakley dismisses results


Republican Charlie Baker could be pulling away from Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor with the latest Boston Globe poll showing voters breaking for the second-time candidate in the...

New U.S. home sales flat in September

John Agoglia |

Sales of new single-family homes across the United States in September remained relatively flat compared to August, although they were up 17 percent from September of last year, the government said...

Global worker shortages loom in health tech sector

State House News Service |

A global shortage of software developers, on top of shortages of nurses and midwives in England, is creating challenges for the health technology industry, the head of a mobile software company...

Worcester County job gains: 6,000 year over year

Rick Saia |

Employers in Worcester County added more than 6,000 net jobs between September of last year and last month, part of a nearly 49,000-job gain statewide, according to data from the Patrick...

Senate quietly loads up final budget bill


The Senate on Tuesday approved an $80 million spending bill to close out fiscal year 2014, tacking on scores of policy-related riders and stripping out a House-approved provision authorizing the sale...

Commission seeks feedback on area transportation needs

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is seeking input for a transportation plan that will drive federal funding allocation in Central Massachusetts over the next 25 years,...

South Station fixes could boost Worcester rail line


Boston's South Station is becoming a "choke point in the system and an obstacle to expanded service," according to state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, who asked lawmakers Thursday for help...

Mass. receives $327K in AT&T settlement

AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million in a federal-state settlement over unauthorized cell phone charges, known as “mobile cramming,” with Massachusetts receiving $327,000, according to the...

Energy costs help push down U.S. import prices

Falling prices for oil and natural gas from abroad helped push down prices for U.S. imports last month, marking a third straight monthly drop for products coming from other countries, the labor...

Worcester Chamber says 'No' to all four ballot questions

John Agoglia |

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has taken a position of "No" on all four questions appearing on the statewide November ballot, it announced in a letter to its members on Wednesday.

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