Worcester’s wage winners

While the finance industry has seen more wage growth than most, postsecondary education requirements for jobs is not a finance-only phenomenon. Eighty-eight percent of the 6 million new jobs the U.S. economy created between 2007 and 2016 required a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Baker releases budget funds earmarked by Legislature

“After reviewing year-to-date tax revenue collections, including preliminary December results, the administration has determined that there is sufficient revenue to support earmark spending and has released its hold on those spending items,” a spokesman wrote in a statement to State House News Service.

An archaeological dig in Israel provides clues to how feasting became an important ritual

Communally shared meals have long been vital components of human rituals. My colleague Leore Grosman and I discovered the earliest evidence of a ritual feast at a 12,000-year-old archaeological site in northern Israel and learned how feasts came to be integral components of modern-day ritual practice.

Chandler eyes 2018 Senate agenda that moves past scandal

“We have education ahead of us, we have housing, a very important issue because we’re so short on housing in Massachusetts,” Worcester’s Harriette L. Chandler said recently. “We have a lot of legislation to get through and we need the governor to work with us, we need the House to work with us, and we need to work together.”

STEM education vital to fill millions of job openings by 2024

STEM employment growth is double that of other jobs, and 93 out of 100 STEM careers had wages above the national average. IT expert Monica Eaton-Cardone calls for expanded STEM education to improve career opportunities for women.