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Heartland Water Technologies to open China office, expand in Latin America

Zachary Comeau |

Heartland Water Technologies in Hudson announced on Tuesday two key hires as it looks to expand its international operations in China and Latin America.

AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon could hit U.S. shelves next year

Zachary Comeau |

AquaBounty will soon begin to produce its genetically modified salmon at its facility in Indiana after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in March lifted an import alert enacted in a 2016 U.S.

Baker: New trade deal critical for Mass. economy

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker urged President Trump and Congress on Friday to lift tariffs on Mexican and Canadian metals and ratify the new trade deal intended to replace NAFTA.

AquaBounty seeks $5.75M in public offering

AquaBounty, the Maynard-based grower of genetically-modified salmon, is again seeking help from investors to kickstart their U.S. and Canada operations.

Hydro project sought by Massachusetts gets boost in Maine

State House News Service |

The staff of the Maine Public Utilities Commission has recommended a key certificate for a major hydropower project that could bring major economic and environmental benefits to New England.

Acorn Deck House minimizes waste and energy use while creating efficient home puzzle pieces

Zachary Comeau |

The homes manufactured by Acorn Deck House Co. in its 85,000-square-foot Acton facility are as energy efficient as the factory itself.

UMass Memorial awarded for Memorial Campus renovations

Grant Welker |

Renovations at UMass Memorial Medical Center's Memorial Campus, including in the medical and surgical unit, have earned the hospital a national award.

Cannabis is now legal to buy, but we still don't know what to expect

Grant Welker |

The first shops are now open, but the medical community is as unsettled as ever on marijuana's benefits and harms, and few know what to expect for health effects in Massachusetts.

Statewide plastic bag ban push is on

State House News Service |

Environmental protection and recycling advocates aligned with a "zero waste" coalition are gearing up for a Beacon Hill hearing next week on statewide single-use plastic bag ban legislation.

Former Escape Games owner plans arcade bar Pixels and Pints

Zachary Comeau |

The former owner of Escape Games Worcester is planning to open an arcade bar inside the former Mass Barbell gym location on Grafton Street in Worcester.

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