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AMSC to offer 4 million shares of common stock

Devens-based AMSC Thursday announced it would offer 4 million in common stock in an underwritten public offering.

AbbVie reports robust first quarter

Carol McDonald |

Strong growth across the portfolio at AbbVie, a life sciences firm with operations in Worcester, drove profits up 4.3 percent in the first quarter, the company reported Thursday.

Governors’ energy conference yields more talk

BRAD KANE HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL |

After a summit of the five New England governors on Thursday in Hartford, they all agreed to further collaborate on the region’s energy issues but did not commit to any infrastructure projects...

Differing views on proposed e-cigarette rules

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would harm retailers' ability help smokers quit, "vaping" advocates argued Thursday to the attorney general's office.

Baker proposes legislation for ride-for-hire firms

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker today proposed legislation regulating ride-for-hire companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Mid-April state tax collections up

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Tax collections midway through April, usually the biggest month of the year for receipts, are up by $118 million over the same period in 2014.In an...

NIH funds WPI heart valve study

Carol McDonald |

Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute aimed at creating more natural and durable replacement heart valves is getting a boost from the National Institutes of Health, the school announced...

Staples adds Makr to online suite

Office supply giant Staples of Framingham said Thursday it has completed the acquisition of Makr — an iOS app that enables people to design and print one-of-a-kind materials — and its...

Cold winter helped Unitil achieve strong quarter

Unitil Corp. reported a strong first quarter Thursday. The utility company serving residents and businesses in Fitchburg, Ashby, Lunenburg and Townsend said its 7.9 percent increase in earnings for...

QCC, WSU team up on B.S. in nursing program

Carol McDonald |

Two Worcester colleges are collaborating on a program that would allow students who achieve registered-nurse certification to go on to earn a bachelor of science in nursing.

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