WBJournal | Economy & Labor http://www.wbjournal.com/ Get the latest news about Economy & Labor en-us <![CDATA[Common misconceptions of the pass-through deduction]]> 2019-02-18T06:00:00
Even though the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act is more than a year old, bus
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<![CDATA[Mass. added 5,600 jobs in December]]> 2019-02-07T14:43:09
The Massachusetts economy added 5,600 jobs in December, the state anno
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<![CDATA[Worcester Sox will be voice for oral health care, official says]]> 2019-02-06T16:23:45
Dr. Charles Steinberg wore three Red Sox World Series rings -- he hasn
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<![CDATA[Paid family and medical leave comes to Massachusetts]]> 2019-02-06T06:00:00
What to know about the state's new paid family and medical leave law,
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2019-02-06T06:00:00 /ARTICLE/20190206/HEALTH02/181139990
<![CDATA[Worcester area economy grew 3.2% last year]]> 2019-02-05T11:38:48
The Worcester area's economy grew 3.2 percent last year, its highest a
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<![CDATA[WooSox stadium deal about more than numbers]]> 2019-02-04T06:00:00
Looking solely at the numbers, Worcester's deal to bring the Pawtucket
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<![CDATA[Central Mass. communities have different philosophies for tax breaks]]> 2019-02-04T06:00:00
A Worcester Business Journal investigation shows a broad range of prac
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<![CDATA[Legal marijuana not causing biz to shift on testing]]> 2019-01-31T10:23:11
About two-thirds of Massachusetts employers test their employees or pr
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<![CDATA[QCC lands $143K workforce training grant for small businesses ]]> 2019-01-29T11:43:10
Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester has been awarded a $143,00
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<![CDATA[Labor releases draft paid leave law regulations]]> 2019-01-28T11:10:47
The state released draft rules for the new paid family and medical lea
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2019-01-28T11:10:47 /ARTICLE/20190128/NEWS01/190129964
<![CDATA[Wage law delay requests pits interests of tipped workers, restaurants ]]> 2019-01-23T14:15:24
The coalition behind last year's successful bill raising the minimum w
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<![CDATA[Mass. unemployment falls to 3.3%]]> 2019-01-22T11:26:39
The state's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage to 3.3
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<![CDATA[Redemption Rock Brewing to open Saturday in Worcester]]> 2019-01-21T11:08:50
Redemption Rock Brewing Co., Worcester' fifth brewery and second on Sh
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<![CDATA[Hits & Misses: For local governments, the potential upside of tax breaks outweighs the risk]]> 2019-01-21T06:00:00
A hit-or-miss nature has been an unavoidable part of communities' use
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<![CDATA[Worcester County wage, employment growth trail state, national averages]]> 2019-01-18T10:29:08
Wage and employment growth in Worcester County rose in the second quar
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<![CDATA[Poverty up in Worcester neighborhoods, as home values lag]]> 2019-01-16T13:34:13
Even with a long period of economic growth and redevelopment through s
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<![CDATA[Biz confidence dims amidst market volatility, gov't shutdown ]]> 2019-01-14T11:25:22
Confidence levels among Massachusetts employers hit a two-year low in
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<![CDATA[On economy, Boston Fed president leaning close to optimists ]]> 2019-01-10T11:25:31
The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Wednesday advocated
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<![CDATA[Gas workers ratify contract, due back to work this month]]> 2019-01-08T10:25:14
National Grid gas workers who have been locked out since June are set
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<![CDATA[Best of Business: People to know]]> 2019-01-07T06:00:00
Learn about the WBJ's 2019 Best of Business winners that can help your
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