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Mass. Dems introduce net neutrality bill

State House News Service |

Two Merrimack Valley Democrats have introduced a bill that would prevent broadband providers from tiering access to the internet after federal regulators voted last week to lift the Obama-era...

RXi scarring treatment trial yields positive results

Emily Micucci |

RXi Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage drug company based in Marlborough, announced positive results from a clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, RXI-109.

Marijuana contest, 100-foot joint highlight Worcester event

State House News Service |

One year after it became legal for adults to possess and use marijuana in Massachusetts, cannabis aficionados will gather in Worcester this weekend to show off some of the best locally-sourced ganja...

Cannabis regulators explore how to help communities harmed by pot ban

State House News Service |

As it works to build a new industry from the ground up, state marijuana regulators on Tuesday wrestled with how Massachusetts' newly legal marijuana industry could be more accessible to racially and...

Movers & Shakers

Lampin Corp., Provo Wealth Management and Worcester Art Museum are among the companies with recent hires and promotions.

Worcester increases tax burden on businesses

Zachary Comeau |

Despite urging from the business community and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the City Council on Tuesday night adopted tax rates shifing more of the tax burden to commercial properties.

Cannabis regulators consider cannabis clubs

State House News Service |

Allowing adults to purchase and use marijuana at some retail facilities -- think cannabis clubs -- could reduce the risk of children getting a hold of the drug and may limit how much legal marijuana...

Column: Facing hikes, many exchange shoppers should look elsewhere

Louis Gutierrez |

Up to 70,000 people in Massachusetts who buy health plans through the state exchange will see premium increases of 25 percent or more.

Column: Wellness boosts business as well as employees

Benefits expert Vanessa Costa explains how a Leominster machine shop cut its annual health insurance costs by 7.5 percent.

Worcester eyeing 15 marijuana stores, local tax

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Economic Development Committee has endorsed city regulations to limit the number of retail marijuana shops in the city to 15 and adopt a 3-percent sales tax on the products.

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