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Mass. unemployment rate hit lowest level in 19 years

Devina Bhalla |

April's unemployment rate was down from 3.0% in March to 2.9% in April, which is the lowest rate since December 2000, according to state officials.

MetroWest bus routes set for further expansion

Grant Welker |

The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority is adding a shuttle between Marlborough and the Riverside Green Line station on the Green Line, and a shuttle for Natick software firm MathWorks.

Duxbury convenience store chain buys Westminster gas station

Devina Bhalla |

VERC Enterprises, a convenience and gasoline station operator headquartered in Duxbury, has acquired a new station in Westminster.

Lawmakers pitch northern rail route to Western Mass.

State House News Service |

Two lawmakers have pitched the Transportation Committee on studying an east-west passenger rail connection between Boston, Greenfield and North Adams.

Boston chamber chief slams MBTA, urges bolder solutions

State House News Service |

Frustrated with a recent series of announcements, Boston-area employers are growing impatient with the MBTA and demanding that it consider "bolder solutions."

MBTA alters approach to system upgrades

State House News Service |

The MBTA's general manager wants to more gradually spread out capital spending to give the T more time to hire the people needed to oversee the work.

Rising gas prices show 'no signs of slowing down'

State House News Service |

Gas prices are rising — they are up a dime over the last week in Massachusetts, tied for the third-highest nationally — and analysts said the prices "show no signs of slowing down."

Worcester ballpark costs going for further approval

Grant Welker |

Though key votes have already been approved, the Worcester City Council has more votes upcoming on costs to build a ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Logan Ubers and Lyfts face higher fees, flow restrictions

State House News Service |

The state approved a plan Thursday that adds a new fee and requires ride-hailing drivers to use a central garage location at Logan International AIrport for three-quarters of the day.

Imperial Distributors still finalizing long-term succession plans

Brad Kane |

Walking back its previous statements, Imperial says its plans for who will take over after CEO Michael Sleeper are still fluid, as he has no near-term retirement plans.

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