Archive | May, 2010

Editorial

Region’s Colleges Are Economic Engines Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno calls it “playing to our strength.” That was his way of conveying the manner in which area colleges, including all those that call his city home, are becoming more powerful forces in local economic-development efforts. It’s not exactly a recent phenomenon — colleges have always played […]

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Opinion

Health Care Fails Small Businesses Not long after President Nixon took the unprecedented step of imposing peacetime wage and price controls, the American people learned a basic economic lesson: artificial controls don’t work unless underlying costs are controlled. Four decades later, the Patrick administration is imposing controls on small-business health-insurance rates. The move will prove […]

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Joseph Spagnoletti

What Bonding Companies Find Important

You Don’t Need a Crystal Ball to Figure Out What They’re Thinking Construction companies need the support of their bonding company to sustain the growth of their business. As a result of the current economic realities of the construction industry, bonding companies are spending more time scrutinizing the viability of their clients’ financial future and […]

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