Browse by:
International Trade

Mass. business confidence slides with tariffs, wage increase

State House News Service |

Confidence among Massachusetts employers took a dive in June, dropping more than five percentage points as businesses begin to see "a perfect storm" of issues on the horizon.

AMSC, Chinese firm agree to $57.5M settlement over IP theft

Ayer wind turbine controls manufacturer AMSC has reached a $57.5-million settlement with China-based Sinovel to settle disputes over Sinovel's stealing of trade secrets.

CCL Industries completes $255M acquisition

CCL Industries, a Toronto label manufacturer with a large corporate presence in Framingham, has completed its acquisition of a label maker for $255 million.

Curtis Industries feels sting of Trump's tariffs

Several Central Mass. manufacturers, including Curtis Industries, have said their costs are skyrocketing due to President Donald Trump's 25-percent tariffs on steel imports.

MBTA outpaces repair spending goal by $200M

State House News Service |

The MBTA in fiscal 2018 has awarded $639 million in new construction contracts addressing the system's repair needs, according to Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery Beth Larkin.

Movers & Shakers

RYAN LANDRY is the new assistant vice president and senior consumer loan underwriter for UniBank. Landry, who in his new role is responsible for overseeing consumer loans...

Baker signs $623M life sciences bill

Zachary Comeau |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday signed a $623-million life sciences bond bill to provide funding for education, research and development and workforce training for the industry.

Mevion Medical closes $150M investment

Littleton imaging device company Mevion Medical Systems has closed on $150 million in financing primarily from a Chinese pharmaceutical investment firm and private equity investors.

Acacia Communications awaiting OK to resume business with sanctioned Chinese firm ZTE

Zachary Comeau |

Maynard telecommunications equipment manufacturer Acacia Communications has released its first public statement on ZTE Corp. since the Trump administration announced a $1.4-billion settlement.

Senate to take up clean energy acceleration

State House News Service |

Utilities would need to ramp up renewable energy purchases, the state could expand its support of offshore wind, and commercial solar endeavors would be freed from restrictions, under legislation the...

Copyright 2017 New England Business Media