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Report sees need for expanded vocational education in Mass.

A report calling for expansion of vocational educational opportunities in the state highlights Worcester Technical High School as a success story. But the “Skills For Our Future” report, released by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center on Friday, also reveals Worcester kids are not getting enough opportunities to participate in that and other vocational programs. [...]

November 25th, 2016|Worcester Telegram & Gazette|

Climate Change Policy In The Trump Administration: A Tale Of Two Cities

Many environmentalists are fearful that the election of Donald Trump will set back U.S. efforts to combat climate change. That combat has many fronts, most notably motor vehicle fuel standards, building efficiency standards, and plans to materially reduce carbon emissions from the electric sector. During the campaign, Hillary Clinton argued decisive action is needed immediately [...]

November 21st, 2016|Huffington Post|

Medtech startups to pitch investors at annual MassMEDIC Showcase

On Friday, 21 emerging medical device companies will present their technologies and business plans to a group of local investors at the annual MedTech Showcase, hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council. More than 300 venture leaders and business leaders are expected to attend the event tomorrow, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 [...]

October 27th, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

Could one of these women be our next mayor or governor?

While women have not yet reached a critical mass in public office, the brightest political stars in Massachusetts happen to be female. Think US Senator Elizabeth Warren and US Representative Katherine Clark; Attorney General Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito; state Senators Linda Dorcena Forry and Sonia Chang-Diaz; state Representative Keiko Orrall; Boston City [...]

October 26th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

ViewPoint: Building a new pipeline of diverse accounting pros

When choosing a career, it’s often pivotal to find someone who is modeling the way. Rob Miller had a life-changing, “why not me?” moment a few years after graduating from a local university. He was at work one day at a large local company, where he felt he was going nowhere fast, when an internal [...]

October 21st, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

Workshop in Holyoke informs community on college finances

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants held a “You Can Afford College” workshop Thursday in Holyoke. The event is part of a new statewide initiative focused on informing students and parents about resources available to help them pay for college. Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega (D) is partnering with the organization. He hopes workshops [...]

October 14th, 2016|WWLP 22 News|

Walsh hits a chord with business leaders with call for diversity

Mayor Martin J. Walsh looked across the hotel ballroom at a sea of white faces. And then he took to the podium at the business breakfast and devoted more than a third of his annual address to a subject that rarely gets openly discussed in these circles: race in corporate Boston. He challenged business leaders [...]

October 13th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

The Work Behind Construction Projects

Just before the Great Recession, the U.S. construction industry was booming. In 2006, the industry employed more than 7 million Americans. But between 2007 and 2009, construction employment fell by 1.5 million—to its lowest level since 1998. The industry has bounced back since as the economic recovery progresses: The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that [...]

September 9th, 2016|The Atlantic|

Stacked up against 2009 wages, paychecks smaller

If your paycheck still feels smaller than it was before the economic crisis, that’s because it is. More than seven years after the Great Recession, most Massachusetts workers are just starting to see a rebound in their wages. And for many, despite raises and stronger job growth, paychecks haven’t quite climbed back to their peaks, [...]

September 4th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Pfizer to acquire Medivation for $14 billion

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Medivation in a $14 billion deal that would add a blockbuster drug to its cancer pipeline. Medivation, a San Francisco biopharmaceutical company, has been highly sought after in recent months. Its flagship product, Xtandi, is a prostate cancer treatment that generated $2.2 billion in sales over [...]

August 22nd, 2016|The Washington Post|