BSX buys unit of American Medical Systems for $1.6B

Rick Saia |

Boston Scientific has agreed to acquire the urology division of American Medical Systems for about $1.6 billion in cash, the Marlborough-based life sciences company announced Monday morning.

Economy & Labor

Mass. business confidence keeps climbing

Rick Saia |

Confidence among Massachusetts businesses rose for the sixth straight month in February, reaching its highest point since December 2000, a prominent business group said Tuesday.

Economic Development

Chamber launches clickable look at downtown

Carol McDonald |

Worcester's downtown is an increasingly dynamic place. Now the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has put a map online that captures the changes and opportunities there.

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Economy & Labor

TJX announces profit growth, wage hike

Emily Micucci |

TJX Cos. delivered good news to shareholders and employees Wednesday, as the Framingham-based discount retailer announced profit and sales growth as well as plans to increase wages for U.S. employees...


Oxford Immunotec revenue up, net loss deepens

Medical diagnostics firm Oxford Immunotec of Marlborough finished last year with a 19-percent year-over-year increase in revenue in the fourth quarter, part of a 28-percent jump for the entire year,...

Energy & Utilities

Wholesale power prices down in January

Rick Saia |

Sharp declines in prices for natural gas helped push the average wholesale price for electricity in New England down nearly 60 percent last month over January 2014, according to ISO-New England,...

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Mass. foreclosures plunged in January

Rick Saia |

Foreclosure deeds in Massachusetts fell sharply in January to their lowest level in six months, but foreclosure petitions, which launch the process of taking over properties whose owners have failed...

Hudson manufacturer changes name

A Hudson plastics manufacturer that bought two other firms over the last five years has brought the three companies under one name, its chief executive announced this week.

Baker pick to head T review resigns

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