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Nichols College adding three new majors

Nichols College will begin two new marketing majors and a finance major this fall it says will better prepare students for shifting industry demands in the coming years.

Education, health, manufacturing and science jobs keep Mass. unemployment at 3.0%

Private businesses in Massachusetts added 5,400 jobs in March as gains occurred in nearly every industry categorized by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Worcester man charged with fraud while running employment agency

A Worcester man is facing federal charges after authorities say he lied to his employment agency's insurance carrier and underreported wages to minimize his workers' compensation insurance premiums.

Bowditch courting new attorneys

Worcester law firm Bowditch & Dewey has rebranded as Bowditch as part of a larger effort to transition to younger attorneys.

Succession planning for Hispanic businesses


One often-overlooked step in ensuring the future of a business is to create a business succession plan – which is especially significant for family-owned firms.

Slow job growth, retirements chill biz confidence

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Confidence levels among Massachusetts employers dipped in March, but remained firmly in positive territory.

Hydro project sought by Massachusetts gets boost in Maine

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The staff of the Maine Public Utilities Commission has recommended a key certificate for a major hydropower project that could bring major economic and environmental benefits to New England.

Prudence & accountability

When done right, tax-increment financing deals are a win-win.

Greater Worcester unemployment down to 3.6%

According to Massachusetts labor and workforce officials, Greater Worcester added 1,600 jobs in February, and the area's unemployment rate fell from 3.9 percent in January to 3.6 percent.

Mass. unemployment down to 3% as education, health, science jobs grow

The majority of the state's job gains in February coming from education and health services and the professional, scientific and business services sector.

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