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Week in review

Potential developers of the vacant Worcester County Courthouse are touring the building, a few...

Cumberland Farms employs 600 after $15M HQ upgrade

Westborough convenience store chain Cumberland Farms has reached 600 employees at its distribution center after a $15 million expansion.

Total Wine & More opens on Route 9 in Shrewsbury

Total Wine & More has opened its third Massachusetts location at White City Shopping Center on Route 9 in Shrewsbury.

TJX plans to add 1,800 new stores

Grant Welker |

TJX, the parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, could expand by 1,800 stores in the long term to about 5,600 locations.

Ski resorts trying to entice visitors amid warm weather

It feels like spring, but ski slopes in Central Massachusetts want potential patrons to know they are still white. The rink at Worcester Common, on the other hand, has been forced to close.

Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

Nicholas DeCastro |

Seven students from Maynard High School attended WBJ's Economic Forecast forum, and one junior reported back his impressions from the event talking about global and national growth in 2017.

Arch Therapeutics to make $6M stock offering

Framingham biotechnology company Arch Therapeutics is selling an estimated $6.1 million worth of shares, in part to pay back the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for funding.

Economist: Trump uncertainty clouding potential growth

Brad Kane |

The local, national and global economies will likely see accelerated growth in 2017, assuming they work through the uncertainties created by shifting federal policies, according to an economist...

Sevcon shareholder loses shakeup bid

Grant Welker |

An attempt by a 20-percent owner of Southborough electric vehicle components company Sevcon to overhaul its board of directors failed at a shareholder vote this month.

Fluorolite grows through market demand

Light covers made by Fluorolite Plastics in Framingham can be found everywhere from school cafeterias to streets in major cities like Providence. The company, which was founded in 1977, manufactures...

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