(Boston, MA) — Gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley continues her campaign for an increase in the state’s minimum wage. Speaking Thursday to business leaders, Coakley said extreme income inequality threatens the very fabric of the Commonwealth. The minimum wage in Massachusetts now stands at eight-dollars-an-hour. Members of the business community have said they want any wage hike tied to unemployment reform.
A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.