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DBR Group in Framingham acquired by Virginia firm

Framingham employee benefit and consulting firm DBR Group has been acquired by a Virginia insurance company.

Experts: Out-of-staters boost Mass. economy

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Economists have long argued that a labor crunch in Massachusetts, punctuated by an aging workforce and slow natural growth in the labor force and population, is serving as a brake on economic growth.

As state economy grows, questions of where new labor is coming from

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The most recent numbers from the state show a sharp uptick in the labor force in Massachusetts. The question is where are those people coming from.

Movers & Shakers

Thirteen professionals were on the move recently in Central Massachusetts.

A year after launching Epic, UMass Memorial will update its electronic records

Grant Welker |

More than a year after its Oct. 1, 2017 rollout of an electronic records system, UMass officials says they have seen the benefit of such a wide-scale investment at its hospitals and in physicians'...

Assumption adding nursing bachelor's program

Grant Welker |

Assumption College in Worcester said Tuesday it has received pre-requisite approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Business confidence optimistic, AIM says

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Though confidence among Massachusetts employers has fluctuated over the last year, it has remained within a comfortable range and nothing has significantly rocked the boat for businesses, analysts...

The new Mass. non-compete law


This new and complex law, which took effect Oct. 1, permits the continued use of such non-compete agreements in limited circumstances, but imposes safeguards to help level the playing field and...

Worcester median income drops nearly 6%

Grant Welker |

The median income for a Worcester household fell by 5.6 percent last year to $41,561, according to Census data released this month.

Non-compete changes effective Monday

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New restrictions on non-competition agreements between employers and workers will take effect Monday, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is reminding businesses of the new requirements.

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