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  • Supermarket feud tied to monthly job figures

    BOSTON (AP) — The worker revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain appears to have caused a ripple effect in the Massachusetts economy, with the state reporting Thursday that several thousand jobs were lost in August, largely because of "temporary employment disruptions" in the retail...

  • Man pleads not guilty in tainted steroid case

    BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people pleaded not guilty to a mail fraud charge Thursday as his lawyer said he is concerned he could be made a scapegoat. Glenn Adam Chin, 46, of Canton, entered his...

  • Democratic representative loses primary

    Rep. John Tierney lost a Democratic primary in Massachusetts to Marine veteran Seth Moulton Tuesday, a reminder that both parties face risks from primary challengers.

  • Top Democrat: 'Run, Mitt, run'

    Eager for a chance to defeat Mitt Romney again, a top Democrat with a wide social media network is building a campaign to woo the former Massachusetts governor into the 2016 race -- exactly as many Republicans want.

  • Deval Patrick subtly hints at 2016 run

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick argued that Hillary Clinton should face some competition in the Democratic presidential primary, fueling speculation that he may run.

  • Iraq vet gives Tierney tough challenge in Massachusetts

    Primary season may be waning, but there's still a nail-biter of a contest in the Northeast.

  • Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report Tuesday offered a mixed diagnosis on health care costs in Massachusetts, finding that while total spending continued to grow faster than inflation, the increase stayed well within parameters set by the state. The Center for Health Information and Analysis, created by...

  • Insurer, subsidiary agree to pay $1.3M in Mass. settlement

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $1.3 million settlement on Thursday with an insurance company and its subsidiary to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing. Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (GTL) and its subsidiary...

  • Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

    AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. But the leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoags, the federally recognized American Indian...

  • Pro and con to argue Mass. natural gas pipeline

    DALTON, Mass. (AP) — Representatives of Kinder Morgan are scheduled to visit western Massachusetts to present their side in a debate over a natural gas pipeline expansion. The Berkshire Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/VJLVJ4 ) that Dalton officials intend to organize a panel of residents to argue...

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

    BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement...

  • White House blog omits Obama vacation for 4 straight days

    The official White House blog has yet to mention that President Obama is on vacation, now in its fourth day.

  • At 401st Obama fundraiser, singer belts out, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

    Vacationing President Obama hosts his 401st fundraiser Monday night on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., continuing his record-setting pace.

  • Sweet spot: Obama nears 200 days golfing, could reach 199 during Vineyard vacation

    First duffer Barack Obama is nearing 200 days golfing during his presidency and could make that mark during his upcoming 16-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.



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