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Mass. employers see mixed signals; remain confident

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Employers in Massachusetts appear to possess a "wait-and-see attitude" about the economy, with mixed economic signals fueling the ambivalence, according to Associated Industries of Massachusetts.

House will let Senate act first on transgender bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With two different versions of the transgender bill moving through committee, the Senate will be the first to act on the bill.

Running Start launches new coworking space

Sam Bonacci |

Running Start Coworking space has launched a new location in Oxford, expanding the organization’s reach in the region to southern Worcester county.

Worcester named 2nd best New England city to start a business in

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester has been ranked 33rd in the nation on a list of the 150 best cities in which to start a business, clinching the second highest rank for a New England city behind Boston at 14th.

Tobacco age to rise to 21 under Senate-approved bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts Senate voted 32 to 2 on Thursday to raise the state's tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21.

Natick's StrattComm recognized by SBA

Sam Bonacci |

StrattComm has been named Massachusetts' Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Ceremony set to remember 65 who died while working in 2015

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A ceremony is planned for noon Thursday outside the State House to remember those who died or were injured while working in 2015, and to call for changes aimed at creating safer conditions on job...

Biz group warns against costly health care amendments

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Nine business groups have raised issues with what they describe as costly health care amendments set to be debated by House members.

Nichols $1M gift will create modern accountants

Guest Column by John Armstrong |

The demand for accountants in Massachusetts is burgeoning and a $1-million gift to Nichols College will enhance the school's already successful accounting and finance programs.

Region's incubators driven by startup culture

Laura Finaldi |

Central Massachusetts' rapidly growing startup and craftsman culture has created a need for more collaborative spaces, like incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces.

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