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Clinton building among others added to list of market-ready business properties

State House News Service |

Industrial properties in Clinton, Gloucester and Wilmington and an office building in Framingham have been added to a non-profit's list of properties available to businesses for immediate occupancy...

Baker to allow sales tax holiday this weekend

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker plans to authorize a sales tax holiday for this weekend, his office said Thursday morning, but the fate of the rest of the economic development bill and a slew of others due for...

17 recreational marijuana shops proposed in Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

So far, companies have publicly informed Worcester of their plans to open 17 recreational marijuana stores in the city, according to new data from city officials.

Behavioral health group says ballot question would force closures

State House News Service |

Nurse staffing mandates called for in a November ballot question would force psychiatric hospitals to shed 1,000 beds, according to a new behavioral health care industry study.

Swissturn employees given privacy to use marijuana outside of work

xford-based Swissturn has never drug tested prospective employees. Making sure employees are sober and aren't bringing marijuana to work is now the priority rather than policing the private lives of...

Business confidence unchanged amid global trade concerns

State House News Service |

After taking a nosedive in June confidence among Massachusetts employers was almost unchanged in July, dropping by one-tenth of a percentage point amid continued concerns about American trade policy.

Kopin Corp. lost $9.2M in Q2 due to slow military business ramp up

Zachary Comeau |

Westborough wearable computer technology manufacturer Kopin Corp. is expecting its 2018 revenues to miss the mark after reporting a $9.2-million loss in the second quarter.

CMass businesses briefed on Grand Bargain fallout

Grant Welker |

The minimum wage will rise, workers will no longer receive higher pay on Sundays and holidays, and a paid family and medical leave gives workers new benefits.

Framingham State SAT-optional on pilot basis

Grant Welker |

Framingham State University is giving students an option of not providing their SAT or ACT scores when applying to the school as part of a state pilot program.

Scrap metal yard opens in Worcester

A couple with scrap metal recycling operations in Everett and New Hampshire have opened a new facility in Worcester.

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