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DoubleTree in Westborough sold

A Chicago-based hotel management and investment firm has bought its third MetroWest hotel, buying the 223-bed Double Tree by Hilton in Westborough, next to the junction of routes 9 and 495.

Americans have saved an average $530 on gasoline so far this year


Americans over the first six months of 2015 saved about $65 billion on gas expenses, compared with the same period in 2014, according to a new report from AAA Northeast. AAA estimates the plunge in...

Fitchburg State welcomes its 11th president

Richard S. Lapidus became the 11th president of Fitchburg State University Wednesday.

Businesses will pay lower assessment rate on workers' comp policies

The Baker-Polito administration will reduce the assessment employers pay to the state on workers’ compensation insurance policies by .05 percent, offering companies some tax relief.

Worcester Academy's purchase of ex-St. Vincent property sets stage for performance center

Carol McDonald |

Worcester Academy has completed the purchase of the remaining 6 acres of former St. Vincent Hospital property along Providence Street.

U.S. jobless rate falls to seven-year low

Carol McDonald |

The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. The rate fell from May's 5.5 percent to its lowest level in seven years.

MetroWest chamber begins search for Biocchi's successor

Emily Micucci |

The search is on to find a successor to Bonnie Biocchi, who has led the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce for five years.

Best thing about libraries? 'Books.'


After 32 years of public service, reference librarian Pam Schofield of the state library has come to The End.Schofield, who's taking the Baker...

Arch Therapeutics raises $3M in financing

Arch Therapeutics of Framingham has raised $3 million in equity financing through sales of stock to 19 accredited investors, the company announced Wednesday.

Report: U.S. factory activity falls to slowest pace since 2013


Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector eased in June, hitting its slowest pace since October 2013, according to an industry report released Wednesday.

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