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Mass. unemployment rate stable at 3.5%

For the seventh straight month, the state's unemployment rate has remained level at 3.5 percent, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

I-190 from W. Boylston to Lancaster to see $19M improvement

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is set to begin construction along seven miles of I-190 from the West Boylston-Stering town line to the Sterling-Lancaster town line.

Gateway City holds huge potential

ANGELA BOVILL |

Worcester is designated a Gateway City by state law, which creates an economic boost through increased funds for development.

Worcester County had 1.2M rideshare trips last year

Zachary Comeau |

There were 1,213,440 ride sharing trips with companies like Uber and Lyft started in Worcester County last year, an average of about 3,324 rides each day, according to a new state report.

Mass. gasoline prices at $2.75 average

The average price of gas in Massachusetts rose by 15 cents last month, with prices now at $2.75, now higher than the price of gas after a 44-cent surge after Hurricane Harvey last September.

Report: Boston rail ties could lead to major development near Union Station

Grant Welker |

Worcester could see millions of square feet of new development if it takes better advantage of Union Station's ties by commuter rail to Boston, according to a new report by think tank MassINC.

Marlborough chamber CEO retiring after 31 years

Zachary Comeau |

More than 80 applicants have applied to the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors to fill the vacant CEO position.

Three lessons from a million-dollar entrepreneur

By Ken Cook |

1) Have a mentor who truly cares about you. 2) Overcome the “I Quit” moments. 3) Focus on customers first.

Herb Chambers opens its largest collision center in Holliston

An 80,000-square-foot automotive collision repair center has opened in Holliston by Herb Chambers, the regional car dealer for which the Holliston center is its largest such facility.

Marlborough chamber CEO to retire

Zachary Comeau |

The longtime head of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce is retiring at the end of August, the chamber announced this month.

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