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Democratic governor candidates spar over casinos

State House News Service |

With three weeks until primary polls open, the three Democrats vying to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick debated everything Tuesday from the legalization of marijuana to indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry and...

Harrington, Heywood join forces to share risks

Emily Micucci |

Southbridge-based Harrington HealthCare and Heywood Healthcare in Gardner have formed a new company that will allow the systems to pool and manage their patients' care, giving them an advantage in...

GE life sciences division coming to Marlborough, will employ hundreds (updated)

Rick Saia |

General Electric has settled on Marlborough as the home of its health care and life sciences division, the company announced Wednesday morning.

TJX sales rise 7%, profits 14%

Rick Saia |

The Framingham-based parent of off-price retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods reported another strong quarter Tuesday, with a 7-percent increase in sales and a 14-percent jump in net income.

Central Mass. gained jobs in July

Rick Saia |

Central Massachusetts saw healthy job gains last month among the commonwealth's overall gain of nearly 14,000 jobs in July, data from the Patrick administration revealed Tuesday.

Housing starts, building permits surge

Housing starts and the number of issued building permits soared nationwide in July, exceeding analysts’ expectations and offering a double sign of increased housing and construction activity,...

BSX, Japan firm sign joint deal on product parts

Rick Saia |

Boston Scientific of Marlborough and a Japanese firm will jointly develop a new product that will be used in Boston Scientific's Polaris Multi-Modality Imaging System that's used to treat heart...

Hanover Insurance declares dividend

Rick Saia |

Fresh off a strong quarter, Hanover Insurance Group of Worcester declared a quarterly stock dividend of 37 cents per share to stockholders of record as of the market close on Sept. 12.

Mass. gas prices tumble 15 cents in a month

Despite unrest in the Middle East, gasoline prices have dropped 15 cents over the past month, according to the latest numbers from AAA Southern New England.

Tramadol now labeled a schedule IV drug

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts pharmacists were informed last week that the US. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has published a final ruling placing Tramadol into schedule 4 of the Controlled Substances...

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