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Small-business optimism grows across U.S.

Rick Saia |

More owners of small businesses plan to boost capital spending amid a jump in sales, according to a key small-business association.

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Banks seeing more business demand for mobile apps

Sam Bonacci |

With a mini-computer in the hands of everyone who has a smartphone, mobile banking has been a growing part of retail banking, but access to account information on phones and tablets is...

Mass. SBA loans top $595M

John Agoglia |

Massachusetts small business owners received 2,397 loans worth more than $595 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration in fiscal year 2014, which ended September 30.

Ashland spin-off to commercialize nanotechnology for heart, kidney disease

Emily Micucci |

An Ashland company has created a spinoff to commercialize medical devices that use nanotechnology to treat patients with heart and kidney disease.

Accounting firms merge

John Agoglia |

The certified public accounting firms of Ganley, P.C. of Framingham and Needham-based Bonanno, Savino & Davies, P.C. have merged and will operate under the new moniker of Bonanno, Savino, Davies &...

Babson study: VC for female entrepreneurs still lags

Emily Micucci |

Women have made strides in raising venture capital in the last 15 years, but a wide gender gap persists, according to a Babson College study on the topic.

Helping startups thrive pays off for the entire community

RYAN LEARY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester has potential to put itself on the map of the startup world, but there is some discussion about what it takes, how it gets done and how important to the city it really is.

Auburn security company acquired

John Agoglia |

American Alarm and Communications of Arlington has completed its acquisition of Auburn-based Brothers Security Systems, the company said Thursday. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

House advances limits on teen indoor tanning


The Massachusetts House on Tuesday advanced a bill, passed last month by the Senate, that would restrict indoor tanning for teenagers.

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