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    1. Westfield Bank gets a foothold for Connecticut expansion

      Westfield Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: WFD) says it will push its bank subsidiary, Westfield Bank, into Connecticut. Within the next couple of months, the bank plans to open a full-service branch, its 12th, in Granby, Conn., a rural town on the Massachusetts border just south of Westfield. The bank is waiting for local and state regulatory approval. The branch will be in the Granby Village Shops shopping center.

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    2. MassBenchmarks report: State GDP surpassed nation's; faster growth predicted in 2013

      Massachusetts’ real gross domestic product grew faster than the recovering national economy in the fourth quarter of 2012, increasing at an annual rate of 1.0 percent, according to the latest MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index released today by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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    3. Pratt & Whitney gets $300M contract from South Korea Air Force

      Spokesman Shawn Watson told Mass High Tech that this is the first engine maintenance award Pratt & Whitney has received from the Republic of Korea.
      Pratt & Whitney’s F100 engine powers F-15 and F-16 aircraft worldwide, used by more than 23 air forces around the world, the company said. Pratt & Whitney has built more than 7,200 F100 engines, and also supplies the F135 engine for the F-35, F117 for the C-17 and F119 for the F-22.

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    4. Mass. DPU is upset with size of layoffs at Northeast Utilities after NStar merger

      No layoffs? Sounds too good to be true, right?
      Well, yes, it does. It turns out there were a number of layoffs after all – or, as NU likes to call them, “Merger-Related eliminations of redundant corporate positions.” Under pressure from the state Department of Public Utilities, NU disclosed in a Nov. 29 letter that at least 173 employees left the company because of merger-related layoffs after the merger was complete.

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    5. Patrick signs bill requiring oral cancer drug coverage, over business groups' opposition

      Employer groups say they are faced with a burgeoning list of new mandates every year that threaten their ability to provide affordable health care to workers.
      The bill, first filed in 2009 by State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, is designed to mitigate the sometimes astronomical co-pays for newly-approved therapies.
      “The bottom line is that this bill is about keeping up with technology. Oral cancer therapies are the future of cancer treatment and most importantly they are not interchangeable with IV drugs,” Brewer said in a statement. “This new law will provide an additional level of comfort for patients as well ...

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    6. The top 10 Massachusetts colleges, ranked by graduation rate

      The top 10 Massachusetts colleges, ranked by graduation rate

      As of 2010, 15 Bay State colleges have graduation rates at 80 percent or above. All are private, four-year institutions. The top state school is the University of Massachusetts Amherst, at No. 19, with a 68.9 percent graduation rate. Westfield State University, with a graduation rate of 60.5 percent. The University of Massachusetts Boston was far lower, with 41.1 percent.

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    7. Mass. officials look to bridge skills gap for manufacturing sector - Boston Business Journal

      Greg Bialecki, Gov. Deval Patrick’s economic affairs secretary, knows more work needs to be done to help bridge this training gap. He says state officials are launching two related initiatives aimed at boosting the manufacturing sectors in four key regions: the northeastern corner of the state, the South Coast, central Massachusetts, and western Massachusetts.

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    8. Computing center in Holyoke to link research in five Hub schools

      Computing center in Holyoke to link research in five Hub schools

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center will house a facility to support the research needs of Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts and Northeastern in partnership with the commonwealth of Massachusetts, EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) and Cisco Systems (NasdaqGS: CSCO).

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