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Workshop in Holyoke informs community on college finances

October 14th, 2016|WWLP 22 News|

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 [...]

Walsh hits a chord with business leaders with call for diversity

October 13th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

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 [...]

The Work Behind Construction Projects

September 9th, 2016|The Atlantic|

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 [...]

Stacked up against 2009 wages, paychecks smaller

September 4th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

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, [...]

Pfizer to acquire Medivation for $14 billion

August 22nd, 2016|The Washington Post|

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 [...]

Portsmouth health clinic to get Narcan atomizers

August 15th, 2016|Seacoast Online|

Families First Health and Support Center is one of 10 New Hampshire facilities designated to receive atomizers for administering the opiate antidote Narcan. New Hampshire Healthy Families announced Monday that it will be shipping more than 200 of the free atomizers to neighborhood health centers and providers. They can then be distributed to caregivers, making [...]

Baker inks long-sought energy law

August 8th, 2016|Commonwealth Magazine|

Gov. Charlie Baker sat in the sun on the State House lawn Monday afternoon, relishing a victory for his administration and some in the Legislature. With the stroke of his pen, Baker signed into law an energy bill that aims to diversify the state’s energy portfolio, spur the development of an offshore wind industry and [...]

As Olympics approach, Brazil is feeling the weight of the world

July 30th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Making its final pitch to the International Olympic Committee, Rio de Janeiro emphasized the history to be made in Brazil. The city’s bid representatives campaigned with a world map that grouped previous Olympic hosts by continent. South America and Africa appeared glaringly empty. The message was simple: A vote for the white-sand beaches of Copacabana [...]

Women of Influence: AdmeTech Foundation chief Faina Shtern takes on prostate cancer

July 28th, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

Her medical career took an abrupt turn when a relative was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996 — and Faina Shtern learned to her shock how little research had been conducted in that field. A year later, she helped found the nonprofit AdMeTech Foundation, today a four-employee institute whose mission is to expedite development and [...]

Verizon’s biggest problem in acquiring Yahoo — ‘They bought David Spade’

July 25th, 2016|The Washington Post|

Just about the only excitement contained in Verizon’s announcement Monday that it plans to buy Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion could be found in the exclamation point lodged in Yahoo!’s trademarked name. “There was a collective yawn in the industry,” said Eric Goodness, lead Verizon analyst at Gartner. Yahoo made its name 20 years [...]