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Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

Patients, consumers sound off on marijuana preferences

State House News Service |

Medical marijuana patients and recreational consumers gave state regulators plenty to consider on Wednesday.

Hospitality job gains keep Mass. unemployment at 3.1%

The Massachusetts unemployment rate in January remained at 3.1 percent for the fourth straight month thanks to job gains across most industries, including hospitality and transportation.

Personal care attendants begin negotiations

Personal care attendants across Massachusetts, including an estimated 3,000 in Worcester, have begun negotiating a new contract ahead of an expiration June 30.

Business confidence strong, but slowing

State House News Service |

Bay State employers felt better about the economy in February as optimism about the state and national economies outweighed a darkening outlook among Massachusetts manufacturers.

Hydropower pipeline to Mass. gains critical support

State House News Service |

Maine Gov. Janet Mills said she is now behind a project to bring clean hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts and will allow the project to advance through approval processes.

Common misconceptions of the pass-through deduction


Even though the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act is more than a year old, businesses are still scrambling to figure out how the so-called pass-through deduction is supposed to work.

Mass. added 5,600 jobs in December

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts economy added 5,600 jobs in December, the state announced Thursday, with the unemployment rate dropping to 3.3 percent.

Worcester Sox will be voice for oral health care, official says

State House News Service |

Dr. Charles Steinberg wore three Red Sox World Series rings -- he hasn't received his fourth yet -- on his left hand in a State House hearing room Wednesday, the bejeweled red "B's" glimmering as he...

Paid family and medical leave comes to Massachusetts

David M. Felper and Chelsie A. Vokes |

What to know about the state's new paid family and medical leave law, which will start affecting businesses in 2021.

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