WBJournal | Economy & Labor http://www.wbjournal.com/ Get the latest news about Economy & Labor en-us <![CDATA[Baker gets key small business insurance extension]]> 2017-11-15T14:20:23
The Baker Administration has secured federal approval to extend small
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<![CDATA[Five Central Mass. firms score 100 on LGBTQ index]]> 2017-11-14T11:12:27
Five Central Mass. companies scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights
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<![CDATA[Mass. woman-owned business growth slow]]> 2017-11-13T11:09:20
The number of woman-owned firms in Massachusetts has grown at a notabl
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<![CDATA[Senate passes Mass. healthcare bill ]]> 2017-11-13T10:43:16
A sweeping package of reforms that supporters said will fix broken ele
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<![CDATA[101:Offering feedback]]> 2017-11-13T06:00:00
Though we have touched on this topic before in this space, it's import
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<![CDATA[Health Connector rolls out online small business platform]]> 2017-11-08T14:45:35
Officials at the Massachusetts Health Connector are touting a new onli
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<![CDATA[AIM: Biz confidence hits 2017 high]]> 2017-11-07T09:49:50
Confidence by Massachusetts businesses hit another high, as the Associ
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<![CDATA[C-Mass firms awarded $700K in community health grants]]> 2017-11-01T11:44:55
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has awarded nearly $700
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<![CDATA[Non-compete issue resurfaces in Legislature ]]> 2017-11-01T10:45:26
Workers are again saying that non-compete clauses keep them from takin
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<![CDATA[Dentists critical of Delta Dental plan]]> 2017-10-31T10:48:25
Dentists complained to the Legislature on Monday that they felt coerce
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<![CDATA[Mass. economy grows by 6 percent]]> 2017-10-30T10:28:40
While consumer spending has been "surprisingly weak," the Massachusett
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<![CDATA[Fallon's Lebow finds good workers and makes them great]]> 2017-10-30T06:00:00
Outstanding Women in Business honoree Jill Green Lebow credits her rap
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<![CDATA[Disabled needed more tech services ]]> 2017-10-30T06:00:00
Easter Seals Massachusetts has been a leader in providing services to
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<![CDATA[Movers & Shakers]]> 2017-10-30T06:00:00
The American Antiquarian Society, the Boys & Girls Club, Quality Bever
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<![CDATA[Health Connector tells some consumers to look elsewhere for plans]]> 2017-10-25T14:51:17
Massachusetts Health Connector officials are encouraging those who don
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<![CDATA[Worcester unemployment drops to 3.7%]]> 2017-10-24T14:04:21
Worcester-area unemployment rates decreased to 3.7 percent in Septembe
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<![CDATA[Worcester ranked America's 2nd friendliest small biz city]]> 2017-10-24T11:34:26
In a survey of small businesses in 80 U.S. cities, Worcester is ranked
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<![CDATA[Governor candidates call for single-payer health care]]> 2017-10-23T10:53:53
As they make their case for shifting to single-payer health care, two
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<![CDATA[Worcester receives perfect 100 on LGBTQ scorecard]]> 2017-10-20T11:23:51
For the fourth straight year, Worcester has scored a perfect 100 on a
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<![CDATA[Mass. adds 9,300 jobs in September]]> 2017-10-19T10:56:50
Massachusetts added 9,300 jobs in September, driving the unemployment
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