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Greater Boston companies want Central Mass. cultural benefits

Emily Micucci |

As a further sign in the growing demand for Central Mass. real estate, more MetroWest and Boston companies are reaching out to local cultural institutions to provide employees with area benefits.

Worcester industrial vacancy rate at 40%

Emily Micucci |

Worcester's industrial building are 40-percent empty, as landlords can't reconcile costly upgrades with the impact on their tax bill, especially for small manufacturers.

Sweet relaunching menu with new beverage director

Laura Finaldi |

Veteran bartender and beverage consultant Ryan Goodspeed has advised cruise ships, Fortune 500 companies, restaurants and others on their drink programs. Now, the Central Massachusetts native is back...

Why The Sole Proprietor decided not to move downtown

Laura Finaldi |

For almost 38 years, The Sole Proprietor has operated along a busy stretch of Highland Street, close to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Elm Park. But last year, owners Robb and Madeleine Ahlquist...

Worcester chamber using North County financing for startups

Brad Kane |

Needing a way to get financing for Greater Worcester's startups and non-traditional borrowers, Timothy Murray at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce dialed up one of his old contacts from when...

Concord biotech Zebra partners with AbbVie

Laura Finaldi |

Zebra Biologics Inc., a Concord-based emerging pre-clinical biotechnology company, is collaborating with Worcester global biopharma AbbVie to discover agonist antibody therapies for inflammatory...

IDG to be acquired by Chinese cos.

Laura Finaldi |

International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) of Boston, which owns Framingham-based International Data Corporation, is being acquired by two Chinese companies, the buyers announced Thursday.

Ratings firm to pay Mass. $12M over subprime crisis

State House News Service |

The credit analysis agency Moody's entered into a nearly $864 million settlement agreement with 22 states, including Massachusetts, to resolve charges it acted deceptively when rating securities tied...

AG plans to fight Eversource rate increase

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey plans to challenge Eversource's request to increase its electric rates by $96 million, saying the utility company should instead be delivering savings to customers.

HP to acquire SimpliVity for $650M

Brad Kane |

California computer giant Hewlett Packard Enterprises plans to acquire Westborough data storage provider SimpliVity for $650 million, which is a significant decrease over its assessed value two years...

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