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State’s economy
rises with nation’s

The Massachusetts economy is keeping pace with the increasingly robust national recovery, and that could translate into more hiring by state employers over the next several months, according to a recent analysis.
(By Robert Gavin, Globe Staff)

Arbitrator defends costly firefighter deal

A labor arbitrator, explaining his decision to award Boston firefighters significant pay raises, concluded that granting the city the right to begin random drug and alcohol testing was worth an average of more than $2,000 annually in additional pay for the city’s 1,500 firefighters. (By Brian C. Mooney and Donovan Slack, Globe Staff)

AGs blast Craigslist’s ‘brothel business’

Craigslist's efforts to discourage sex advertisements
by charging more and collecting credit card information are instead generating added profits, prompting a renewed investigation into its practices.
(By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff)

Getting the Hub’s heart pumping again

In Downtown Crossing, the city’s long-languishing central shopping district, hundreds of business owners are coming together lift an area that has for years felt gritty and worn. (By Casey Ross, Globe Staff)





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