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Common misconceptions of the pass-through deduction

MICHAEL DUFFY |

Even though the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act is more than a year old, businesses are still scrambling to figure out how the so-called pass-through deduction is supposed to work.

The Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. businesses slightly improve inclusion of women in leadership

Grant Welker |

Women continue to be vastly outnumbered by men at Central Mass. public companies, though improvement has been found in some areas.

Caroline’s Cannabis bucks the big marijuana industry trend

Zachary Comeau |

Caroline's Cannabis s the first woman-owned small business and the first general applicant to be awarded a final state license to sell marijuana products.

Cultivate, three others to negotiate with Worcester for retail cannabis approvals

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester will begin negotiations for a host community agreement with four more retail cannabis stores, bringing the total number of retail stores to enter that stage to 13.

Fallon Health joins national health alliance

Worcester health insurer Fallon Health has joined a national alliance of health plans and provider groups as just the second member from Massachusetts.

Economic risks on horizon, Boston Fed economist says

Grant Welker |

A senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said Thursday economic risks sit on the horizon.

Planning board approves Worcester marijuana extraction facility

A cannabis product manufacturing business has been granted planning board approval to open a facility in a Brooks Street building in Worcester.

Former Worcester shoe factory to be rehabilitated for U-Haul storage facility

Zachary Comeau |

A vacant 225,000-square-foot building and former manufacturing facility of the Melville Shoe Corp. is proposed to be repurposed as a U-Haul storage and retail facility in Worcester.

CCC chief: alcohol, marijuana regulation not the same

State House News Service |

The state's chief marijuana regulator said Wednesday it is simply not practical to try to apply the framework for alcoholic beverage regulation to the cannabis industry

Mass. opioid deaths fall for second straight year

Grant Welker |

More than five Massachusetts residents died on average each day of opioid overdoses last year. That would normally qualify as shocking. But it's down 4 percent year-to-year.

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