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Years of losses make local insurers attractive to larger companies

Emily Micucci |

With court decisions blocking mergers of the nation's top health insurers, it's likely those companies will look to acquire smaller players.

Baker alarmed by Trump's proposed cuts to research spending

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker was alarmed by proposed cuts in President Donald Trump's budget, including an "alarming" reduction in federal research spending that he cast as an immediate concern for...

WPI receives $175k to study urban transportation

Worcester Polytechnic Institute computer science and data science professor Yanhua Li has received a two-year National Science Foundation $175,000 grant for a transportation study.

Leicester IT firm expands into Conn. with acquisition

ClearCom IT Solutions, Inc., a Leicester information-technology company, has bought a Putnam, Conn., firm for an undisclosed amount, it announced Wednesday.

Worcester State, Polar hacked by pro-Nazi messages

Grant Welker |

Worcester State University and Polar Beverages were among Twitter users whose accounts were hacked and filled with pro-Nazi messages.

Athol plastics manufacturer may be purchased

Pexco LLC, an Athol plastics manufacturer, may be bought by a Georgia private equity firm, Pexco has announced.

MBTA to close commuter rail on summer 2018 weekends

Grant Welker |

The Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line is set to be shut down for weekends starting in June 2018 as the MBTA installs a federally mandated safety technology.

Access Fixtures launches new 50,000-hour lights

Access Fixtures announced the launch of two lights for pathways, sidewalks, universities, and commercial facilities that can burn for up to 50,000 rated lifetime hours.

Sturbridge Metallurgical gives customers a second set of eyes

Courtney Grimes started Sturbridge Metallurgical Services, Inc. in his garage in 1990, and today, the company has 10 employees.

Home care agency sweating 25% MassHealth cut

Despite huge success since opening a home healthcare agency in 2012, owners of Worcester-based Century Homecare are worried about planned changes to MassHealth reimbursement rates.

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