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TJX plans to add 1,800 new stores

Grant Welker |

TJX, the parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, could expand by 1,800 stores in the long term to about 5,600 locations.

Ski resorts trying to entice visitors amid warm weather

It feels like spring, but ski slopes in Central Massachusetts want potential patrons to know they are still white. The rink at Worcester Common, on the other hand, has been forced to close.

Central Mass. college loan debt averages $33K

The workforce in the Congressional district covering most of Central Massachusetts has college loan debts averaging $33,000 per resident, according to a new report.

Senate president: 'Stay tuned' on potential sales tax holiday this summer

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg told businesses and shoppers "stay tuned" on potential for a sales tax holiday this summer.

Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

Nicholas DeCastro |

Seven students from Maynard High School attended WBJ's Economic Forecast forum, and one junior reported back his impressions from the event talking about global and national growth in 2017.

'Grave concerns' from building inspectors on state reorganization plan

State House News Service |

Building inspectors told state officials that a proposed reorganization creating a new Office of Public Safety and Inspections within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development wouldn't...

Becker's Johnson named finalist for UMass job

Brad Kane |

Robert Johnson, president of Becker College in Worcester, is one of three finalists for the UMass Dartmouth chancellor position, the system announced Wednesday.

Arch Therapeutics to make $6M stock offering

Framingham biotechnology company Arch Therapeutics is selling an estimated $6.1 million worth of shares, in part to pay back the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for funding.

Economist: Trump uncertainty clouding potential growth

Brad Kane |

The local, national and global economies will likely see accelerated growth in 2017, assuming they work through the uncertainties created by shifting federal policies, according to an economist...

Workers Credit Union pays $3.3M to members

Fitchburg bank Workers Credit Union paid out $3.3 million its its members last year, the fourth straight year it made such a payout.

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