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WPI researcher working to detect genetically engineered organisms

Grant Welker |

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute researcher is working to find a way to determine which organisms found in the wild are genetically engineered, unlike their naturally existing cousins.

Healey joins multi-state lawsuit over health program funding

State House News Service |

More than $12 billion in federal funding for public health programs in Massachusetts could be at risk by a proposed rule that Attorney General Maura Healey sued to block on Tuesday.

Planned autism school backs out of $20M Lincoln Square project

Zachary Comeau |

The new owner of the former Lincoln Square Boys Club in Worcester is now looking for a new tenant after a school for children with autism has backed out of the project.

Nichols College report finds slow progress on women in leadership

Grant Welker |

A new biennial report from researchers at Nichols College found incremental progress in the rate of women in Massachusetts rising to leadership roles in business and the Legislature.

Groups urge three-month delay in new paid leave taxes

State House News Service |

State government should approve a three-month delay in payroll taxes needed to fund the new paid family and medical leave program, according to a coalition of groups.

Everett casino sale talks underway, gaming companies confirm

Wynn Resorts has engaged in talks with MGM Resorts about the potential sale of its $2.6 billion Everett casino, which is scheduled to open next month.

WooSox reserve Red Sox business name, but Worcester team name not yet chosen

The Pawtucket Red Sox have reserved the business entity of Worcester Red Sox Baseball Club LLC with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth's office.

Acacia: Little impact to Chinese company restrictions

Acacia Communications is complying with a federal order imposing restrictions on doing business with Chinese telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer.

Mass. unemployment rate hit lowest level in 19 years

Devina Bhalla |

April's unemployment rate was down from 3.0% in March to 2.9% in April, which is the lowest rate since December 2000, according to state officials.

CCC holds off on approving Sira Naturals' acquisition

Zachary Comeau |

The acquisition of Milford marijuana company Sira Naturals by a Canadian investment group will have to wait, as the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission opted to ask for additional information.

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