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Health care, education bill talks falter at finish line

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The House and Senate stumbled across the finish line Tuesday night as talks over health care and education funding reforms collapsed.

Leisure, hospitality highlight Mass. job figures in June

The Massachusetts unemployment rate held at 3.5 percent in June and public officials reported Friday the state's labor force participation rate is at its highest level in 10 years.

Five mistakes to avoid in retirement


From taking too much risk to increased spending, retirees have a lot to think about when beginning the next chapter.

Say nice things about Trump

Personally, I find the way Trump conducts himself to be shameful, and his policies are mean-spirited and self-serving; but as professional journalists, we need to understand both sides and tell our...

The most influential people in the Central Mass. economy

In compiling our annual list of the most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community, there are countless CEOs, executive directors, presidents and founders to choose, from...

Healey: Labor laws unchanged in Mass. despite SCOTUS ruling

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Attorney General Maura Healey issued guidance in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that non-union public employees cannot be required to pay certain union fees.

Gov. Baker signs minimum wage, paid leave bill

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Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new law Thursday that could affect virtually every resident of Massachusetts, a week after lawmakers settled months of negotiations over proposed ballot questions that...

Fallon Health expanding low-income senior program in Berkshires

Worcester nonprofit health insurer Fallon Health is expanding a program for people in Western Massachusetts who receive both Medicaid and Medicare benefits.

Group could drop $15 an hour minimum wage ballot question

The coalition of more than 100 labor, community and faith-based groups behind a proposed ballot question to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour has agreed to drop that question from the ballot if a...

National Grid, unions at odds; workers locked out

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About 1,100 gas workers were locked out of their National Grid work sites Monday, according to the heads of two United Steel Workers locals.

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