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Mass. unemployment falls to 3.3%

Zachary Comeau |

The state's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage to 3.3 percent in December, as 5,600 jobs were added.

Redemption Rock Brewing to open Saturday in Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

Redemption Rock Brewing Co., Worcester' fifth brewery and second on Shrewsbury Street, will open Saturday.

Hits & Misses: For local governments, the potential upside of tax breaks outweighs the risk

Grant Welker |

A hit-or-miss nature has been an unavoidable part of communities' use of business tax breaks over the last two decades, a WBJ review shows.

Worcester County wage, employment growth trail state, national averages

Grant Welker |

Wage and employment growth in Worcester County rose in the second quarter but trailed state and national averages, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Poverty up in Worcester neighborhoods, as home values lag

Grant Welker |

Even with a long period of economic growth and redevelopment through significant stretches of downtown, Worcester has not been spared from some broader troublesome trends.

Biz confidence dims amidst market volatility, gov't shutdown

State House News Service |

Confidence levels among Massachusetts employers hit a two-year low in December.

On economy, Boston Fed president leaning close to optimists

State House News Service |

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Wednesday advocated for the nation's central bank to wait out some of the recent volatility in the markets before charting a new course on monetary...

Gas workers ratify contract, due back to work this month

State House News Service |

National Grid gas workers who have been locked out since June are set to be back on the job later this month.

Best of Business: People to know

Learn about the WBJ's 2019 Best of Business winners that can help your business excel.

Be diligent against marijuana use

CHRISTOPHER DIK |

The right to legally go one toke over the line will impact employers.

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