MBTA looking to address $50M operating deficit

The MBTA is exploring "headcount reduction" as well as contracting opportunities and reexamination of low ridership services as officials look to address a $50 million operating budget deficit.

Report: Income disparities have worsened in Boston region

Inequities facing low-income households and people of color in metro Boston have remained the same or worsened, despite an improving economy, a report says.

Hanover reorganizing under new CEO

Hanover Insurance Group unveiled its new CEO's strategy last week, including combining several divisions, expanding its specialty business and forming a new unit.

Transportation secretary touts benefits of autonomous vehicles

The federal transportation secretary challenged the automotive and technology industries to help break down public concerns over self-driving cars, drones and other autonomous vehicles.

Curtis Industries buys Douglas company

Worcester vehicle components company Curtis Industries bought a Douglas company that makes pallet forks for front-loaders and other attachments.

Worcester's Brew on the Grid opening Cambridge, Lynn stores

Not long after opening in downtown Worcester's Grid District, the coffee shop Brew on the Grid is already working on several new locations.

Two Mass. Congressmen explore medical sector opportunities in Cuba

Two members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are back from a trip to Cuba to explore medical sector economic development possibilities.

Week in review

Potential developers of the vacant Worcester County Courthouse are touring the building, a few months after a sale of the...

Worcester's Commerce Bank has new AVP

Commerce Bank announced Friday a new assistant vice president in Shana Hazen, a Becker College graduate.

Cumberland Farms employs 600 after $15M HQ upgrade

Westborough convenience store chain Cumberland Farms has reached 600 employees at its distribution center after a $15 million expansion.

State tax collections up 7% compared to last year

Total tax collections midway through February were $604 million, up $40 million or 7 percent versus the same period last year, according to the state.

Total Wine & More opens on Route 9 in Shrewsbury

Total Wine & More has opened its third Massachusetts location at White City Shopping Center on Route 9 in Shrewsbury.