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Worcester area adds 1,600 jobs in February

Savannah Donohue |

The Worcester area added 1,600 jobs in February, bumping total employment to 280,300.

Mass. retail group may call for tax cut

State House News Service |

There may be a major tax cut competing with the significant tax increase that's already being prepared for the 2018 ballot in Massachusetts.

New state health plan would affect more businesses, but more evenly

State House News Service |

A new potential health care plan would apply more evenly across employers than the first proposal, but would generate less revenue that the $300 million the administration was counting on.

Mass. adds 10,000 jobs in February

Massachusetts added 10,100 jobs last month but its unemployment rate ticked slightly upward to 3.4 percent, the state announced Thursday.

Survey says dentists bullish in 2017

Emily Micucci |

A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of dentists expect practice revenue growth over the next two years.

Three ways to guide cost-reduction considerations


All company cost reductions are not created equal. Waiting until there is a problem in your business might be too late to make cost-cutting maneuvers that can have long-term benefits.

Worcester's unfunded employee benefits total $861M

Grant Welker |

The city of Worcester is behind by $861 million on what it owes retired city workers and is slated to owe current employees for health care and other benefits, according to a new report.

Key investments possible without budget hike, official says

State House News Service |

House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey said the state's projected budget should be sufficient to cover "key investments" without a broad-based tax increase.

Mass. adds 13k jobs in January

Massachusetts is estimated to have added 13,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in a report Thursday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

'Flawed premise' said to have led to state's insurance assessment

State House News Service |

The Baker administration's plan to levy heavy per-employee assessments on businesses that don't meet proposed health insurance requirements may have been based on a "flawed premise,"...

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