Economists see labor shortage as workers retire

Rising poverty and income inequality pose major chal­lenges for Mass­a­chu­setts, according to the fore­cast. The state is home to a vibrant tech­nology sector, boasting the highest edu­ca­tional attain­ment levels in […]

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The week ahead: Theater, arts

FORECASTED: EIGHT ARTISTS EXPLORE THE NATURE OF CLIMATE CHANGE A for­mi­dable roster of artists con­tem­plates the future. On that list: painters Joe Ward­well, Cristi Rin­klin, and John Guthrie, and conceptual […]

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Seven things you should know about John LaBrie

John LaBrie, the dean of North­eastern University’s Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies, sees more working adults returning to the class­room to gain new skills and build on old ones. Globe correspondent […]

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Baker, Coakley campaign at biotechnology forum

Last week it was tech. This week, biotech. The major-​​​​party can­di­dates for gov­ernor sought to win over life-​​​​sciences pro­fes­sionals at a forum in Cam­bridge on Monday. But nei­ther dis­cussed spe­cific ways […]

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A clash of styles in contest to lead Boston’s NAACP

The century-​​​​old Boston NAACP is an all-​​​​volunteer orga­ni­za­tion, sus­tained by its paid mem­ber­ship. Its pres­i­dency, an unpaid post, comes with a big plat­form and the power of the NAACP’s legacy. Emmett […]

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Teamster’s beating subject of trial testimony

Roger Abrams, a pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity School of Law who spe­cial­izes in labor law, said that the public should realize union activity, “whether it’s a strike, whether it’s talking […]

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