WBJournal | Economy & Labor http://www.wbjournal.com/ Get the latest news about Economy & Labor en-us <![CDATA[Baker to allow sales tax holiday this weekend]]> 2018-08-09T11:09:03
Gov. Charlie Baker plans to authorize a sales tax holiday for this wee
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<![CDATA[Greater Worcester scores below average in population, business growth]]> 2018-08-08T10:18:54
The Worcester metropolitan area doesn't fare particularly well in a ne
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<![CDATA[CMass businesses briefed on Grand Bargain fallout]]> 2018-08-07T10:45:16
The minimum wage will rise, workers will no longer receive higher pay
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<![CDATA[Baker vetoes welfare benefits, traffic congestion tolling bills]]> 2018-08-06T09:38:28
Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday made a dent in the flurry of bills that l
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<![CDATA[Weed & the workplace]]> 2018-08-06T06:00:00
With cannabis legal to use in Massachusetts since December 2016, a wor
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<![CDATA[Worcester area economy grows by 2.5%]]> 2018-08-03T10:47:56
The Worcester area economy grew by 2.5 percent in the second quarter,
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<![CDATA[Health care, education bill talks falter at finish line]]> 2018-08-01T11:20:24
The House and Senate stumbled across the finish line Tuesday night as
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<![CDATA[Leisure, hospitality highlight Mass. job figures in June]]> 2018-07-23T10:56:00
The Massachusetts unemployment rate held at 3.5 percent in June and pu
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<![CDATA[Five mistakes to avoid in retirement]]> 2018-07-23T06:00:00
From taking too much risk to increased spending, retirees have a lot t
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<![CDATA[Say nice things about Trump]]> 2018-07-23T06:00:00
Personally, I find the way Trump conducts himself to be shameful, and
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<![CDATA[The most influential people in the Central Mass. economy ]]> 2018-07-09T06:00:00
In compiling our annual list of the most powerful people in the Centra
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<![CDATA[Healey: Labor laws unchanged in Mass. despite SCOTUS ruling]]> 2018-07-05T11:25:31
Attorney General Maura Healey issued guidance in the wake of the U.S.
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<![CDATA[Gov. Baker signs minimum wage, paid leave bill]]> 2018-06-28T17:01:03
Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new law Thursday that could affect virtual
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<![CDATA[Fallon Health expanding low-income senior program in Berkshires]]> 2018-06-27T14:06:51
Worcester nonprofit health insurer Fallon Health is expanding a progra
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<![CDATA[Group could drop $15 an hour minimum wage ballot question]]> 2018-06-27T10:57:24
The coalition of more than 100 labor, community and faith-based groups
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<![CDATA[National Grid, unions at odds; workers locked out ]]> 2018-06-25T11:49:23
About 1,100 gas workers were locked out of their National Grid work si
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<![CDATA[10 THINGS I Know About ... GDPR compliance ]]> 2018-06-25T06:00:00
GDPR only applies to protecting personal data of European Union citize
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<![CDATA[Embrace the grand bargain]]> 2018-06-25T06:00:00
We've previously said a $15 minimum wage would be an important step fo
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<![CDATA[Worcester's overhyped renaissance]]> 2018-06-25T06:00:00
Long caught in Boston's shadow and for decades trying to forge a new r
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<![CDATA[Fallon offering $100K for health initiatives]]> 2018-06-20T13:42:39
Fallon Health is seeking interest from local organizations for a share
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