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House Bill Takes First Step Toward Curing Health-Cost Crisis

Massachusetts lawmakers moved a step closer yesterday to addressing the health-cost crisis facing employers as the House of…

Senate Again Defeats Dangerous ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’

The U.S. Senate today defeated for the second time on two years the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act, which…

Sluggish Recovery Finally Changing Bay State Job Market

The 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts General Wage Report released today indicates that the lurching economic recovery has…

Employer Confidence Drifts with Changing Economic Currents

Confidence among Massachusetts employers ebbed slightly last month as companies continued to drift in economic currents with no…

U.S. House Panel Approves Repeal of Medical Device Tax

The House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation Thursday that would repeal a medical-device tax that analysts estimate…

Ballot Question on Teacher Performance: Good Purpose, Wrong Approach

(Editor’s note: The following article was written by Richard C. Lord, President & CEO of Associated Industries of…

House Bill Would Make Private Day-Care Providers Public Employees

Don’t be surprised to see your neighborhood day-care provider wearing a union tee-shirt the next time you drop…

Senate Advances Health Cost Bill; House Urged to Set Ambitious Goal

Two days after Governor Deval Patrick suggested that the health-care industry could slow the growth of medical spending…

US-Colombia Trade Agreement will Help Massachusetts Companies

The United States-Colombia Free Trade Agreement took effect on Tuesday, making 80 percent of US exports to and…