Boston Scientific announces positive asthma test results

Marlborough medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific said Wednesday it found positive results in a test of nearly 300 patients with severe asthma who were treated with one of its treatment products.

Total pay for MetroWest workers rises to $23 billion

Grant Welker |

The amount of money earned by workers in MetroWest rose by $600 million in the 12 months ending in June 2016 to surpass $23 billion, according to a new report by the 495/MetroWest Partnership.

Staples appoints new chief marketing officer

Staples has appointed a new chief marketing officer who will be in charge of promoting the Framingham office supply chain's turn toward its delivery business.

Middlesex Co. sales top $500k in April

Median single-family home sale prices in Middlesex County surpassed $500,000 in April, the highest in the state when excluding Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Apex Center to create 1,600 jobs

Laura Finaldi |

A major commercial mixed-use development coming to Marlborough this fall will create 1,600 jobs when it's fully operational.

Top 10 Central Mass. caterers spans all styles, cuisines

From BBQ to New England clambakes, the top 10 independent caterers in Central Massachusetts represent a variety of styles and cuisines.

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 Pharmaceuticals of Marlborough.

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.

Biostage failed to meet NASDAQ requirements

Laura Finaldi |

Biostage will be delisted from the NASDAQ stock market if it loses an upcoming appeal, after the company failed to raise its bid price to $1 within a given 180-day period.

UMass Memorial, Harrington to join behavioral health forces

Laura Finaldi |

Responding to concerns from the state about access to inpatient psychiatric care in Central Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Health Care announced a formal partnership with Harrington HealthCare in Southbridge.

Brazilian market drive Acton drug tester revenues

Psychemedics, an Acton drug-testing company, saw revenue jump by more than 50 percent in the first quarter, driving profits to $1.5 million.

New stop opening Monday on Framingham/Worcester line

Grant Welker |

A new commuter rail stop will open Monday on the Framingham/Worcester line, meaning many morning trains heading into Boston will be leaving at slightly different times.

Despite soaring revenues, Virtusa profits drop 73%

Virtusa Corp.’s GAAP net income fell by $32.9 million for the entire 2017 fiscal year, as the company increased its revenue by 43 percent.

Two new Patrick dealerships open in Worcester

The Patrick Family has purchased the former Gallo Mazda and Volvo dealerships in Worcester.

Liberty Mutual cutting 44 jobs in Hopkinton

Laura Finaldi |

Liberty Mutual is discontinuing its Hopkinton peer-reviewed research efforts and will lay off up to 44 employees effective June 6.

TJX profit grew 5% in first quarter

Shares were down 4 percent Tuesday morning after the TJX Companies, Inc. reported steady sales of $7.8 billion in its first quarter and net income growth of just over 5 percent.

Sales drop, profits grow at Staples amid restructuring

Shares of Staples, Inc.'s stock were trading down 5 percent Tuesday morning after the company announced a 5-percent drop in sales and net income growth of $45 million.

Putts & More focuses on work opportunities for disabled adults

Looking for a place where they could provide steady employment for adult children with developmental disabilities, the Giammarinaros three years ago took over ownership of a two-year dormant miniature golf course and created a four-acre family entertainment center.

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