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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.

Worcester marijuana dispensary The Botanist eyes medical sales next month, recreational in early 2019

Zachary Comeau |

One of the largest cannabis players in the country will soon open the doors to three medical dispensaries in Worcester County.

Take WBJ's 2019 Economic Forecast survey

Predict how the Central Massachusetts economy will perform next year, and you could win one of three $50 gift cards to an area restaurant.

Kate Sharry sells Auburn consulting business to Illinois firm

Group Benefits Strategies, a business consulting firm in Auburn, has been bought by an Illinois insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting company.

AIS revitalizes manufacturing in North County

Affordable Interior Systems, a Leominster manufacturer of commercial office furniture, was named the manufacturer of the year for Worcester and Middlesex counties by the state's Joint Legislative...

Boston Scientific planning $150M restructuring, 'limited' layoffs

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device maker Boston Scientific has announced a restructuring plan including up to $150 million in annual cuts.

Report: Opioid epidemic keeps jobs unfilled

According to a new report, the opioid epidemic is costing Massachusetts businesses more than $2.5 billion annually.

Guacamole, pink cookies and why I provide extra paid maternity leave

I am the proud owner of a small business, but it hasn't been so small since we moved from Millbury to Worcester last year.

Boston-area wage growth slows

State House News Service |

Wages and salaries for Boston area workers rose more slowly over the past year than for their counterparts nationally,

Worcester area economy grew at 4.1% annualized rate

Grant Welker |

The Greater Worcester economy grew by a 4.1-percent annualized rate in the third quarter, its highest in at least five years, according to an Assumption College report Tuesday.

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