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Mass. gas prices down 5 cents

Gas prices in Massachusetts dropped five cents this week to $2.74 per gallon.

Lawmakers to discuss female leadership in education

State house News Service |

Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad plan to host a briefing Wednesday delving into women's leadership in Massachusetts education.

Orsted completes Deepwater Wind acquisition

State House News Service |

Danish wind energy giant ěrsted announced on Thursday that its acquisition of Deepwater Wind has been finalized.

Where did my charitable deduction go?


When the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in December, the often-rumored-to-be-cut charitable contribution deduction survived.

10 Things I Know About ... High-impact personal finance moves

Ryan Kittredge |

Take an inventory of your assets (and liabilities) to create a clear picture of your net worth and consider using aggregation software to track it over time.

Voters deny nurse staffing ratios ballot initiative

Grant Welker |

Hospital administrators won in their fight against a ballot question that would have set mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

Boston-area wage growth slows

State House News Service |

Wages and salaries for Boston area workers rose more slowly over the past year than for their counterparts nationally,

Mass. moves one step closer to marijuana sales with testing lab approvals

Grant Welker |

Two laboratories have been approved by the Cannabis Control Commission to begin testing marijuana, another milestone in the soon-to-come legal recreational marijuana retail market.

Leominster's AIS named a manufacturer of year

AIS, a Leominster manufacturer of commercial office furniture, was named the manufacturer of the year for Worcester and Middlesex counties by the Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

Voters deny nurse staffing ratios ballot initiative

Grant Welker |

Massachusetts voters swiftly rejected proposed standards on hospital nursing staff-to-patient ratios Tuesday, backing hospital administrations in their battle against a major nursing union.

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