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Mass. July unemployment ticks up to 3.6%

The state’s unemployment rate ticked up a bit in July and is one-tenth of a percentage lower than where it was at this time last year.

AAA: Stable gas prices could mean supply-and-demand balance

Zachary Comeau |

The U.S. gasoline supply and demand could be beginning to level out as the state's gas prices dropped one cent this week, AAA Northeast said.

Baker vetoes welfare benefits, traffic congestion tolling bills

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday made a dent in the flurry of bills that landed on his desk in the closing weeks of July, vetoing three and returning two with recommended amendments.

Weed & the workplace

Zachary Comeau |

With cannabis legal to use in Massachusetts since December 2016, a worker could go home and toke up, akin to stopping by a pub for a beer. Well, not really.

Worcester airport receives $3.2M for runway improvements

Grant Welker |

Worcester Regional Airport has received a $3.2-million federal grant to pay for improvements to the shorter of its two runways.

Ofo bikeshare leaving Worcester

Grant Welker |

Ofo, the Chinese company that brought a swarm of yellow rentable bikes to Worcester last year, is folding its operations in Massachusetts amid a much broader retrenchment.

Mass. gas prices down 3 cents as U.S. oil production increases

Prices at the pump are down three cents this week, but remain 59 cents higher than the price at this time last year.

The most influential people in the Central Mass. economy

In compiling our annual list of the most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community, there are countless CEOs, executive directors, presidents and founders to choose, from...

Cannbis regulators say legal pot applications incomplete

State House News Service |

As the Cannabis Control Commission continues to review license applications, its executive director on Monday pointed to another factor that could contribute to the slow rollout of the newly-legal...

Mass. awards first marijuana retail license to Leicester store

Zachary Comeau |

Cultivate Holdings, a Leicester-based medical marijuana dispensary, has been awarded the first provisional retail license from the Cannabis Control Commission.

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