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Worcester employment grew 0.8%

The Worcester metropolitan area added just 2,300 jobs between April 2016 and 2017, according to new state data released Tuesday, while the Boston area added more than 42,000 jobs.

Simonds International announces Canadian merger

Simonds International, the Fitchburg supplier of wood cutting tools, announced Tuesday that it has merged with B.G.R. Saws, a Canadian company.

Mercury Wire advocates for U.S. manufacturing

Mercury Wire has designed and manufactured wire and cable solutions for more than 50 years. The company, which has 120 employees, is based in Spencer.

Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

State House News Service |

President Donald Trump and the Republican-led U.S. House have caused Gov. Charlie Baker some agita with their health care proposals, while Senate President Stanley Rosenberg assigned a failing grade...

State underpayments hurting nursing homes, industry says

State House News Service |

One out of every seven direct care staff positions in Massachusetts nursing homes is vacant, the number of deficiency-free homes has dropped since 2013, and half of the facilities have less than four...

MassDevelopment gives $178M to UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Health Care will renovate its Worcester hospital campuses, refinance debt, and improve its technical equipment with the help of financing from MassDevelopment.

In human trial, Sunovion depression drug shows promise

A drug that treats major depressive episodes associated with bipolar depression improved symptoms in a statistically significant way in a human clinical study, according to its developer, Sunovion...

Single family home sales up 58% in Worcester

Single family home sales in the city of Worcester more than doubled in April, as sales statewide fell slightly but continued to outpace last year’s growth.

Commerce Bank to be acquired for $209M

Laura Finaldi |

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. will acquire Worcester-based Commerce Bancshares Corp. for $209 million in stock, Berkshire Hills announced Monday.

Worcester's drought is over, city manager says

Laura Finaldi |

As a result of steady rain in the area over the past few weeks, Worcester is finally out of an eight-month drought.

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