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Senate to study fantasy sports regulation

The Senate on Thursday approved of an amendment that would create a special commission to study the regulation of daily fantasy sports and online gaming in Massachusetts.

Sunovion drug improves depressive symptoms

Laura Finaldi |

Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals announced a drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar depression was well-tolerated in patients and improved depressive symptoms in a secondary analysis.

Massachusetts 10th for telecommuting jobs

Sam Bonacci |

A new report has found that Massachusetts is tenth in the nation for telecommuting jobs where employees can work remotely from anywhere.

Biotech is putting people to work in the Central Mass. 100


Many of the top 100 employers in Central Massachusetts are from the state's biotech industry.

Boston Scientific opioid alternative gets FDA approval

Sam Bonacci |

A system from Boston Scientific that can be used in the place of opioids to combat chronic pain has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company announced Thursday.

Mass. added 13,900 jobs in April


Massachusetts employers added 13,900 jobs in April and the state's jobless rate dropped two ticks to 4.2 percent, state officials reported Thursday morning.

AbbVie arthritis patent challenged

Laura Finaldi |

AbbVie, the North Chicago, Ill.-based biopharma with a research center in Worcester, has received a challenge to one of its patents for Humira.

Deep base of biopharma jobs detailed in report


Massachusetts is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to biopharmaceutical jobs, with more than 55,000 people directly employed in the sector.

Staples sales stumble; income falls 30 percent

Sam Bonacci |

As Staples reels in the wake of a failed merger with Office Depot, the Framingham company announced a decline in sales and an over 30 percent drop in income in its first quarter.

Virtusa revenue skyrockets amid expansion

Sam Bonacci |

Virtusa Corporation has reported a 36 percent boost to revenue in its fourth quarter amid an expansion where the company purchased India-based Polaris Consulting & Services.

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