Quanda Burrell, playing with son Liam, 4, during a break at the South End day-care center where she works, says that she counts on the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit now to make ends meet. A boost in the program would make a big difference, she said, in her situation.

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Quanda Burrell, playing with son Liam, 4, during a break at the South End day-care center where she works, says that she counts on the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit now to make ends meet. A boost in the program would make a big difference, she said, in her situation.

Wide support for lifting earned-income credit

More than 400,000 low-income workers in Massachusetts would benefit from a proposed increase in the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit. By Katie Johnston

Superintendents Alex Omar (left) and Claude LeBlanc toured a Skanska construction site in South Boston.

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Workspace: In construction, personality counts

Superintendents Alex Omar and Claude LeBlanc translate broad directives from developers and landowners into concrete marching orders.

Women in Mass. made 81 percent of men’s salaries in 2013

The most recent ratio of women’s to men’s earnings was the highest it has been in Massachusetts since state data became available.

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DeLeo outlines legislative priorities to business leaders

House Speaker Robert DeLeo emphasized fixing the MBTA, curbing energy costs, and putting the brakes on runaway inflation in the state’s MassHealth program.

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Jerry Remy’s restaurant faced financial struggles

The business near Fenway Park saw a downturn in sales during each baseball off-season, its former executive chef said.

State-backed $28m bond for Balsams plan hits a snag

A state Senate committee on Wednesday recommended more study of a bill to provide a state-backed $28 million bond to help redevelop a storied North Country hotel, dealing a potential setback to the project’s backers.

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The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union’s request for representation and a vote by workers on it.

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