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11 area nursing homes stand out in national rankings

Carol McDonald |

Eleven nursing homes in Central Massachusetts received the top rating in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best nursing homes.

Webster First, Industrial credit unions to merge

Webster First Federal Credit Union (WFFCU), which is based in Worcester, is merging with Boston-based Industrial Credit Union (ICU), the two institutions announced.

Central Mass. hospitals keep an eye on Partners


Edward Moore, president and CEO of the Harrington HealthCare System, has been keeping a close eye on developments with Partners HealthCare, the enormous and fast-growing eastern Massachusetts health...

Another record quarter for IPG Photonics

Rick Saia |

As it had forecast earlier this month, IPG Photonics of Oxford turned in a better-than-expected financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $207.4 million and net income...

Q&A with Karen Chapman, President, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

Rick Saia |

When her predecessor retired last year, Karen Chapman had already been well established at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, having been its vice president for 12 years. At the time of her...

2015 Business Leaders of the Year: Gail Carberry, Quinsigamond Community College

Carol McDonald |

Gail Carberry knows the kind of difference the right college can make. It was at Springfield Technical Community College that "I found out I was smart," she said.

MAPFRE North American profits up in 2014

MAPFRE North America recorded premiums of $2.77 billion in 2014, up 4.5 percent from the previous year, the company reported Wednesday.

IPG sees better-than-expected numbers

Rick Saia |

IPG Photonics of Oxford expects fourth-quarter 2014 revenue and earnings per share to finish ahead of its expectations, the fiber-laser manufacturer said today.

Sturbridge firm assessed environmental penalty

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a Sturbridge manufacturer an $18,000 penalty for allegedly violating air pollution, hazardous waste, and toxic materials...

MAPFRE widens New England reach

MAPFRE Insurance in Webster will acquire as much as $127 million of business from an insurance company - MiddleOak Insurance of Middletown, Conn., and Salem - to expand its insurance offerings in New...

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