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Central Mass. firms praise GOP tax savings

Zachary Comeau |

Although all the ramifications are yet to be realized, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Republican-backed tax overhaul Congress passed almost entirely along party lines in December, has led to local...

Boardroom Gap: Women vastly underrepresented in Central Mass. corporate leadership

Grant Welker |

A three-month WBJ investigation into 75 prominent Central Massachusetts business organizations found women comprise a disproportionately low percentage of senior executives and board seats.

New Hampshire denies Canadian hydrpower transmission project

State House News Serivce |

A permit that the Northern Pass project had been counting on was denied by New Hampshire site evaluators on Thursday, jeopardizing the Bay State's newly minted plan to transmit hydropower from Quebec...

Report gives detailed look at a growing, wealthy, diversifying MetroWest

Grant Welker |

A new report from researchers at UMass Dartmouth paints a detailed picture of a MetroWest region richer and better educated than the state as a whole, and an area fast-growing and diversifying.

Mass. primary care experience improves

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts primary care providers are making strides in improving the healthcare experience for commercially-insured patients, according to new survey results.

Backlash grows over state health plan, AG calls it a 'huge deal'

State House News Service |

The backlash against the Group Insurance Commission and its decision to cut some health plans offered to state workers, including Fallon Health, has been steadily growing.

Walmart bonuses for 11,300 Mass. employees

More than 11,300 Massachusetts employees will be eligible for Walmart's planned one-time bonus, the company announced Tuesday.

Fantasy sports bill includes tax, panel

State House News Service |

With the legal status of daily fantasy sports set to expire in about five months, Sen. Eileen Donoghue has proposed making the popular fantasy contests permanently legal, putting the Massachusetts...

Noncompetes should protect IP, not trap employees

Getting new employees up to speed, from the time of hiring to when they are productive members of your team takes time and money.

Movers & Shakers

A summary of notable hires and promotions at Central Mass. companies, including Girls Inc., Central One Federal Credit Union and YOU, Inc.

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