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Ratings firm to pay $12M Mass. over subprime crisis

State House News Service |

The credit analysis agency Moody's entered into a nearly $864 million settlement agreement with 22 states, including Massachusetts, to resolve charges it acted deceptively when rating securities tied...

AG plans to fight Eversource rate increase

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey plans to challenge Eversource's request to increase its electric rates by $96 million, saying the utility company should instead be delivering savings to customers.

Solect to install 446 kw array for Medford firm

Savannah Donohue |

Hopkinton solar installer Solect Energy has partnered with a Medford-based specialty food distributor to install a 446-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the distributor's 75,000-square-foot...

Eversource files for statewide rate increases

State House News Service |

Eversource filed a rate request with state regulators Tuesday that would boost charges to its eastern Massachusetts customers by 7 percent and hit western Massachusetts with a roughly 10 percent...

Raytheon completes GPS testing for U.S. military

Raytheon Company said testing of an important component of a GPS operational control system it is developing for the U.S. Air Force is complete.

Activists seek support for worker safety agenda

State House News Service |

Labor unions and community groups fanned out across the State House on Tuesday to push for bills they said will make workplaces safer for all employees.

Baker plans $2K health insurance fine for Mass. firms

State House News Service |

Companies that do not offer their employees health insurance would pay a $2,000 annual assessment per full-time worker to the state under a plan by Gov. Charlie Baker.

MedStar Ambulance settles $13M overpayment lawsuit

Brad Kane |

MedStar Ambulance, which has operations in Worcester and throughout Worcester County and MetroWest, has agreed to pay $12.7 million for overbilled Medicare claims, the attorney for the whistleblower...

Worcester restaurant app bought by NYC firm

Worcester technology startup Slydde, LLC., which developed a mobile application for customers to buy food and drink from local restaurants, has been purchased by a New York City drink subscription...

State mulling new benchmarks after healthcare costs rise

State House News Service |

After two years in which health care spending has grown more rapidly than the Massachusetts economy, state officials will now decide whether to keep or raise a lower growth target for next year.

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