Economy

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Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Dips To 4.8 percent

The health and education sector added the most jobs last month, about 5,500.

04/16/2015

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Lawmakers Hear Pros, Cons Of Continuing Film Tax Credit

Baker wants to use the money that would be saved to double the state’s earned income tax credit that goes to low-income working families.

03/31/2015

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Epic Snow Has Meant Economic Woes For Mass. Businesses

Every workday lost during New England’s winter has meant millions of dollars taken out of the regional economy.

03/07/2015

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Survey: Small Businesses Hit Hard By Winter Storms

The head of a group representing Massachusetts retailers says a survey of small businesses has confirmed the “worst fears” about the effect on sales by winter storms that dumped more than eight feet of snow in many parts of the state.

03/05/2015

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Bradley Jay: ‘Do You Want The Olympic Games To Come To Boston?’

Watch the video to see what your neighbors think about a potential a Boston Olympics.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/11/2015

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Study: Hot Temperatures Are Bad For The Economy

Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing people’s income by about $5 a day when compared with days that were about 20 degrees cooler.

12/15/2014

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Massachusetts Gas Prices Down 9 Cents Per Gallon

Massachusetts gas prices continued their downward spiral, dropping another 9 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.17.

10/20/2014

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The State Of The Economy

Last year at this time I thought the stock market would have a good year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/30/2013

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Massachusetts Jobless Rate Could Top National Rate For First Time Since 2007

It’s been more than six years since the monthly unemployment rate in Massachusetts has been higher than the U.S. average as a whole.

12/15/2013

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Should People On Food Stamps Be Required To Work For Benefits?

Federal lawmakers are discussing legislation that would chop $40 billion dollars from the food stamp program over the next 10 years. The GOP wants to give states the power to make people work for benefits. Should the government require people to work for food stamps?

09/17/2013

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