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MBTA chief financial officer stepping down

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Jonathan Davis, a longtime MBTA employee who served as its acting general manager for a time, plans to step down this fall from his position as chief financial officer.

N.E. governors talk hydropower with Canadian officials

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Describing New England as a region "looking for megawatts and a lot of them," Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday expressed confidence during a conference in Canada about being able to overcome...

Senate fall agenda sketched out

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Senate President Stanley Rosenberg is looking forward this fall to addressing the issues of heroin addiction, public records and charter schools, while also dispersing his office's agenda-setting...

Is solar ready to ease its reliance on state money?

BY LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Massachusetts has long been one of the strongest supporters of solar development, offering various incentives to encourage families and businesses to put up solar panels. Now, though, some are asking...

Sunovion drug receives FDA approval

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has received federal approval for its drug Aptiom as a monotherapy for the treatment of partial-onset epileptic seizures, the company announced.

Real estate group lauds dropping of watershed suit

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A commercial real estate group on Thursday applauded the decision by two environmental groups to drop a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.

Baker headed to Newfoundland for energy talks

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As Gov. Charlie Baker prepares to travel to Canada next week to meet with his fellow New England governors, a new report commissioned by business groups suggests that the region will face...

Stock volatility creates cap gains concern in state budget

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Over the past few days, the volatility of world stock markets has been on display, as Chinese stock prices have fallen and U.S. stocks rode a roller coaster.

Iowa poll shows Clinton with big lead, Sanders with slight edge on trust

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Hillary Clinton holds a big lead over her rivals among likely Iowa Democratic presidential caucus voters, even though most of those polled say the controversy over her email use as secretary of state...

Spectrum CEO hopes Maine closure prompts treatment-funding turnaround

Emily Micucci |

When Spectrum Health Services shuts the doors to its only outpatient methadone clinic in Maine, it will be a first for the 46-year-old Worcester-based substance abuse treatment services provider.

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