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Sycamore Partners announces Staples acquisition

Zachary Comeau |

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed the $6.9 billion acquisition of office supply retailer Staples.

Bose announces new Micro speaker

Framingham-based Bose Corp. has released its smallest and most rugged portable speaker yet: the SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker.

Holliston-based hockey retailer to rebrand stores

Pure Hockey, LLC, a Holliston-based national retailer of hockey equipment, announced Thursday that it is rebranding all of its stores as Pure Hockey.

Staples shareholders approve $6.9-billion private sale

Grant Welker |

Staples shareholders on Thursday approved a sale of the Framingham office supplier to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm that owns several other retailers.

Ballot question proposals pit businesses against progressives

State House News Service |

Twenty-one initiative petitions, including proposals to raise the minimum wage and lower the sales tax, are one step closer to appearing before voters.

Question 4 opponents have majority on Cannabis Commission

Marijuana legalization opponents will outnumber supporters four to one on the commission that will get a legal marijuana industry up and running by next summer.

Allen Fletcher seeks to repopulate Canal District

Allen Fletcher is finally ready to break ground on his long-envisioned development for the property he bought for $900,000 in 2014.

Worcester Railers plan to succeed where others failed

Grant Welker |

The Worcester Railers plan to succeed where two other minor-league hockey teams failed, by creating stronger ties to the community.

Shopping plaza proposed at WRTA site

Zachary Comeau |

Auburn-based Galaxy Development has asked Worcester's planning board for approval to build a 66,000-square-foot shopping plaza.

Staples earns $170M profit turnaround in second quarter

Framingham-based office supplier Staples earned $63 million in net income for the second quarter, a turnaround from the $107 million it lost in 2Q 2016.

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