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Hanover Insurance reports strong earnings; beats estimates

Sam Bonacci |

The earnings of Worcester’s Hanover Insurance Group soundly beat the expectations of analysts, leading stocks to pop up in trading following the announcement.

Enrollment, impacts of high-deductible health plans explored


Twenty-five percent of Americans with employer-sponsored health coverage are enrolled in high-deductible health plans, up from 4 percent a decade ago, according to a policy paper released...

ReWalk exoskelton to be tested in 160-person VA study

Sam Bonacci |

The ReWalk exoskeleton system is set to be tested in a 160-person, four-year long, multi-center study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to evaluate the impact of exoskeleton use in a home or...

Nurses push for anti-violence legislation

Sam Bonacci |

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pushing for a legislative solution against violence in the workplace, citing a new survey that reports nearly 50 percent of nurses have been assaulted or...

MassHealth waste targeted by government officials


Outlining their requests for funding in the next fiscal year, the state's attorney general, auditor and inspector general all asked budget writers on Tuesday for support in combating waste, fraud and...

Foreign-born business owners boost Worcester

Laura Finaldi |

Worcester's foreign born population is making its mark in the city's business community.

Embracing foreign-born Central Mass. residents

In an election year where fear-mongering and playing off people's biases have seemed to rule the day – we've recently observed a sensible, intelligent approach to one of the...

Mass. strong enough for GE

JOHN J. MAHONEY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The announcement that General Electric will be moving its headquarters to Boston marks a great victory for the state of Massachusetts. We will now be home to a multinational and...

GE move benefits Mass. taxes, politics, innovation

GE's decision to relocate from Fairfield, Conn. to Massachusetts may appear that the benefits will be Boston-centric, but the Fortune 10 company's move will resonate throughout the Bay...

Baker lays out $1B, 5-year economic development plan


Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday proposed to pour almost $1 billion over the next five years into economic development, housing and job training as part of a strategy to maintain strong job growth in...

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