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Secretary of State alleges billion-dollar Ponzi scheme by Marlborough company

Emily Micucci |

Secretary of State William Galvin has filed a civil complaint against Marlborough marketing firm TelexFREE, alleging the company is "merely a veiled pyramid and Ponzi scheme"...

Connector revises expectations for functioning website

MATT MURPHY STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Many of the helpful features envisioned when the state set out to build the Rolls-Royce of health insurance exchanges may have to be set aside for now, according to the Patrick administration, which...

Governor Patrick to outline $100M economic development bill

By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With just months left in office, Gov. Deval Patrick will put forward a $100 million plan today intended to spur job and economic growth by capitalizing on the talent in Massachusetts and fostering...

Judge: Patrick’s drug ban may be ‘out of line’

State House News Service |

A federal judge on Tuesday cast serious doubt on Gov. Deval Patrick's aggressive move to ban a powerful new painkiller from being prescribed in Massachusetts, giving the administration and the drug's...

Report: Mass. lags in mental health services delivery

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts is “way behind” in its delivery of mental health services, with treatment options hampered by budget cuts since 2009, inadequate funding for police training and a shortage...

U.S. gained 192,000 jobs in March

Rick Saia |

U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs last month, with most of the gain coming in service-related industries, such as health care and retail, as well as leisure and hospitality, the federal government...

State tax take in March close to $2B

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

State tax collections in March approached $2 billion and were 3.6 percent higher than March 2013 collections, the Department of Revenue reported Thursday.

House, Senate leaders unsure of next move on minimum wage

ANDY METZGER AND COLLEEN QUINN STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

After expressing frustration with his committee's inability to complete work on minimum wage legislation in a timely fashion, Sen. Dan Wolf said he doesn't know what the body’s next course of...

Worcester business accused of not making unemployment payments

Michael Novinson |

A Worcester business was indicted for allegedly failing to pay more than $805,000 into the commonwealth's unemployment trust fund, the Attorney General's office announced Monday.

Depositor-owned banks in Mass. angling to go public

Michael Novinson |

Virtually all banks with more than $4 billion in assets depend on income from selling stock to fuel their growth. Middlesex Savings Bank is the exception.

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