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Biz confidence dims amidst market volatility, gov't shutdown

State House News Service |

Confidence levels among Massachusetts employers hit a two-year low in December.

Crompton Collective owner to open 2nd Worcester store

Zachary Comeau |

Amy Lynn Chase, owner of Crompton Collective in Worcester, is opening another retail store in Crompton Place.

Push for flame retardant bill countered by industry call for veto

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker is facing mounting pressure to sign a bill that would ban the use of certain toxic flame retardant chemicals in many products.

Best of Business: Handling your money

Where should you look for financial help? These eight Central Massachusetts companies are a start.

Promote diversity in the marijuana industry

With recreational marijuana as the new hot industry in Massachusetts, expected to soon generate up to $1 billion in taxable revenue, it's easy to overlook its illicit past.

Uxbridge land trust fined $54K for wetland violations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has fined a land trust in Uxbridge $54,600 for violating state wetlands regulations.

Many more pot shops on the way, CCC chair says

State House News Service |

Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman said said the CCC is in a "rhythm" now that could result in four to eight new retail stores coming online each month.

Economic slowdown: Housing prices are nearing their peak while interest rates kick up

Grant Welker |

A cooling stock market may signal an economic slowdown ahead, which would affect home prices.

Specialty industries: Biotech, cannabis, tariffs to highlight manufacturing in 2019

Zachary Comeau |

New and exciting industries continue to make their presence known in Worcester County.

Worcester contractor fined $52K for asbestos violations

A Worcester home improvement contractor will pay almost $52,000 in penalties for violating asbestos regulations at a residential property in the city.

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