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Online gaming commission to start deliberations

State House News Service |

Legal and gaming experts are set to join a group of lawmakers for the first time Monday to begin a study of online gaming and fantasy sports gaming, a process that could lead to legislation next...

Swissturn moving toward 100% employee ownership

As he approached retirement age, Ken Mandile started to think more about the future of his company, Swissturn/USA, and who would take over once he leaves. After exploring a variety of options, he...

Higher marijuana tax possible


It's rare that the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate and Gov. Charlie Baker can agree on tax policy - particularly if the question is about raising taxes.

Michelle Drolet: Building walls and breaking barriers


Michelle Drolet is an innovative thinker who puts those talents to work as the CEO of Towerwall in Framingham.

Westborough developer fined $7,000

Sam Bonacci |

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has assessed a $7,000 penalty to a Westborough developer for violations at a site in Southborough.

DeLeo: Short-term rentals 'can't operate in a vacuum'


House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Tuesday that whether to regulate short-term private room rental businesses, like Airbnb, will be the "next test" of the Legislature.

Commission weighs interventions to narrow health care price differentials


A special commission studying health care pricing in Massachusetts discussed the roles employers and health plans should play in terms of narrowing the gap on cost of care.

Staples seeks to broaden its appeal to small businesses

Framingham office supply retailer Staples has locked down a deal with Boston coworking space firm Workbar to put the flexible office spaces inside of Staples stores.

Webster Five names new business lending officer

Sam Bonacci |

Webster Five Cents Savings Bank officials have promoted Robert Totaro to the position of business lending officer.

$30K in fines for Worcester cleanup violations

Sam Bonacci |

Two Worcester companies have been accessed a $30,000 penalty for violating state oil and hazardous materials cleanup regulations at their properties in the Greendale neighborhood of Worcester.

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