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Mercury Wire advocates for U.S. manufacturing

Mercury Wire has designed and manufactured wire and cable solutions for more than 50 years. The company, which has 120 employees, is based in Spencer.

Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

State House News Service |

President Donald Trump and the Republican-led U.S. House have caused Gov. Charlie Baker some agita with their health care proposals, while Senate President Stanley Rosenberg assigned a failing grade...

State underpayments hurting nursing homes, industry says

State House News Service |

One out of every seven direct care staff positions in Massachusetts nursing homes is vacant, the number of deficiency-free homes has dropped since 2013, and half of the facilities have less than four...

MassDevelopment gives $178M to UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Health Care will renovate its Worcester hospital campuses, refinance debt, and improve its technical equipment with the help of financing from MassDevelopment.

In letter to Senate, Baker urges insurance market stabilization

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday wrote to three U.S. Senate committees to urge them to stabilize insurance markets as they consider health care reform and avoid shifting Medicaid costs to the states.

Pilgrim fueled for last two years

State House News Service |

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station powered up again early Monday morning, six weeks after shutting down to refuel one last time before closing for good by June 2019.

AGs fearful Trump won't defend subsidies

State House News Service |

Bay State Attorney General Maura Healey joined with her legal counterparts in 14 other states and the District of Columbia on Thursday attempting to intervene in a federal lawsuit that could...

New stop opening Monday on Framingham/Worcester line

Grant Welker |

A new commuter rail stop will open Monday on the Framingham/Worcester line, meaning many morning trains heading into Boston will be leaving at slightly different times.

Mass. unemployment inched up in April

Laura Finaldi |

The Massachusetts economy added 3,900 jobs in April, as the statewide unemployment rate ticked up to 3.9 percent.

State relaunches development website

State House News Service |

A planning group on Wednesday relaunched an interactive website that serves as a roadmap for past, present and planned developments in Massachusetts.

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