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Baker pursuing state, federal drug purchasing reform

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is preparing to roll out a proposal to allow the state to negotiate prices directly with drug manufacturers.

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

State House News Service |

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.

Narrow support among nurses for Question 1 in new poll

State House News Service |

A WBUR poll of 500 registered nurses found 48 percent support Question 1, 45 percent oppose it, while 8 percent don't know, are undecided or refused to answer the question.

Businesses should set their own staffing levels

On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be tasked with deciding three ballot questions, but the one with the most reverberating impact on the Central Massachusetts economy is – by far –...

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'...

Labor vs. Administration: Ballot pits nurses against hospitals

Grant Welker |

Labor-versus-management fights usually take place in a meeting room, or maybe on the picket lines. This one will take place at the polls.

AIM leader to retire after nearly two decades

Richard Lord, the president and CEO of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts for nearly two decades, announced Friday he will retire next year.

UMass Memorial Health Care lays off 17 workers

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial Health Care, facing a multimillion-dollar budget gap, laid off 17 information-technology workers Thursday.

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