First the party, then the home

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser will help build new housing in Fitchburg then the
DEVENS -- Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts threw themselves a party. Full Story
Life-insurance proceeds are intercepted for child support

Q: My ex-husband's father just died, leaving a sizable life-insurance policy. My ex owes a large amount of child support. Full Story
Airline on-time rates are about to go down
In recent years, big U.S. airlines have touted their operational improvements to curb delays and make flight schedules more reliable. Full Story

Search on for routes to work
LOWELL -- Transportation is a workforce-development issue for area businesses, according to Stephanie Cronin, executive director of the Middlesex 3 Coalition and the Middlesex 3 Transportation Management Association. Full Story

Altering focus to what matters at tech companies
BOSTON -- Most Massachusetts technology executives view the state as a good place to do business with a business environment that is steady or improving, but the cost of doing business and Full Story

U.S. jobless claims up after 4-decade low
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week by the most since July, after spending several weeks at or near a four-decade low. Full Story

Bay State's unemployment rate lowest since June 2001
BOSTON (AP) -- Preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 5,000 jobs in September while the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3. Full Story

Enterprise Bank reports 10 percent gain in Q3 net income
A Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- Another quarter, another 10 percent year-over-year gain in net income. Full Story