Jon Chesto

Jon Chesto covers the leaders who shape Boston’s business community. He has been reporting on business and politics in New England for the past two decades. Before joining the Globe, he was managing editor at the Boston Business Journal. Prior to that role, he was the business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. His weekly Ledger column, “Mass. Market,” won several national awards with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has also worked as a business reporter at the Boston Herald and as a political reporter with Ottaway Newspapers.

Latest stories

Columbia Gas agrees to pay $56 million to resolve state investigations into Merrimack Valley incident

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The state’s agreement comes less than two weeks after a federal judge in Boston approved a similar settlement between NiSource and federal prosecutors.

Stay-at-home orders helped lift several Mass. stocks in the first half of 2020

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We are in a Work From Home World, and Wall Street knows it.

Labor-backed group pushes Beacon Hill for new corporate taxes

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Lawmakers are holding off on a new budget for now, but liberal groups say programs to help the needy and schools need funding certainty.

Revere mayor responds to soaring unemployment in his city

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The city has the second highest unemployment rate in Massachusetts, behind Lawrence.