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Mass. economy grows by 6 percent

State House News Service |

While consumer spending has been "surprisingly weak," the Massachusetts economy jolted forward in the third quarter.

Fallon's Lebow finds good workers and makes them great

Emily Micucci |

Outstanding Women in Business honoree Jill Green Lebow credits her rapid rise through the executive ranks at Fallon Health and other healthcare companies to her ample opportunities.

Disabled needed more tech services

PAUL MEDEIROS |

Easter Seals Massachusetts has been a leader in providing services to people with disabilities in the commonwealth for almost 75 years. In addition to strong programs like employment...

Movers & Shakers

The American Antiquarian Society, the Boys & Girls Club, Quality Beverage and Bethany Hill Place were among those making appointments and promotions.

Health Connector tells some consumers to look elsewhere for plans

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts Health Connector officials are encouraging those who don't qualify for subsidies to shop around in order to escape large premium increases in 2018.

Worcester unemployment drops to 3.7%

Worcester-area unemployment rates decreased to 3.7 percent in September, according to a state report.

Worcester ranked America's 2nd friendliest small biz city

Zachary Comeau |

In a survey of small businesses in 80 U.S. cities, Worcester is ranked as the second most small-business-friendly city in America, trailing only Boise, Idaho.

Governor candidates call for single-payer health care

State House News Service |

As they make their case for shifting to single-payer health care, two Democrats hoping to seize the Corner Office next year are pointing to soaring premium increases.

Worcester receives perfect 100 on LGBTQ scorecard

Zachary Comeau |

For the fourth straight year, Worcester has scored a perfect 100 on a national scorecard of LGBTQ-friendly cities by the Human Rights Campaign.

Mass. adds 9,300 jobs in September

State House News Service |

Massachusetts added 9,300 jobs in September, driving the unemployment rate back below 4 percent.

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