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Treatment options grow to battle rising opiate crisis

BY LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

From July 2013 through June 2014, nearly 5,000 people sought treatment for substance abuse in Worcester. For 62 percent of them, the drug in question was heroin.


AMSC revenue up; quarterly loss down

Rick Saia |

Wind energy equipment manufacturer AMSC of Devens saw a strong 36-percent revenue growth to close out its most recent fiscal year while substantially cutting its quarterly losses, the company...


RXi Pharmaceuticals announces $10 million public offering

RXi Pharmaceuticals of Marlborough said Thursday it is making a public offering of common stock and warrants.

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EMC Corp. to acquire Virtustream in 'game changer'

Hopkinton-based EMC Corp. is acquiring Virtustream, which will form EMC's new managed cloud services business, EMC said Tuesday.

Banking & Finance

Worcester Credit Union closing Main Street branch

Worcester Credit Union’s branch at 315 Main St. will close later this summer. The last day the branch will be open is Aug. 21, according to the credit union’s website.

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Real Estate

Mass. home sales down, but median prices up

Rick Saia |

Home sales in Massachusetts fell about 7 percent in April, according to two widely watched reports that cited a lack of homes available for sale during the first full month of spring.

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Becker to establish 'social business' center

Becker College has agreed to establish a center that will focus on how business can identify and solve social problems, working with the Seven Hills Foundation, the Worcester school announced.

Mass. mental health chief: State must speak out for services


The Baker administration's mental health chief told lawmakers Thursday that the "bully pulpit," as much as any change in state law, will be needed to improve parity for mental health services in the...

GDP down 0.7% in first quarter

Family of cop injured in Marathon shootout to get death benefit

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