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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

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

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

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

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.

SBA disaster loans available following extreme May weather

Emily Micucci |

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Wednesday announced that disaster loans are available to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofit organizations impacted by extreme...

UMass professor receives $4.2M grant to study paternal link to disease

Emily Micucci |

Dr. Oliver Rando, a professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at UMass Medical School, has received one of 10 Pioneer Awards granted to researchers by the National Institutes of Health...

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