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Massachusetts proposes Downtown Worcester space in state's Amazon bid

Zachary Comeau |

Massachusetts released its official Amazon proposal on Friday and highlights several Worcester-area features and incentives in a bid to lure the online retailer to the state.

North county, Gardner chambers to offer business microloans

Zachary Comeau |

Loans of up to $150,000 are now available for small companies in the Gardner area.

Can going private save Staples?

Grant Welker |

Nothing has worked quite yet to help the Framingham office retailer dig out of its troubles. Now, the company has gone private.

TJX: The bright spot in retail

Grant Welker |

TJX has launched another in-store shopping experience, leveraging customer loyalty and treasure-hunt mentality in a $664B market

Medical marijuana dispensaries begin conversion to retail

State House News Service |

The Department of Public Health has issued guidance for registered marijuana dispensaries interested in converting to for-profit corporate entities.

T.J.Maxx signs with Laila Ali, Barbara Corcoran

T.J.Maxx is starting an initiative on women's rights with former boxer Laila Ali and Barbara Corcoran, a celebrity investor on the entrepreneur TV show "Shark Tank."

Apex Center looking to fill 500 jobs at Marlborough fair

Grant Welker |

Marlborough's annual job fair Oct. 26 will be the city's largest yet, due to the soon-to-open Apex Center of New England retail and entertainment center on Route 20.

Baker supporting statewide Amazon bid rather than individual city

Zachary Comeau |

Gov. Charlie Baker is staying true to his word and is supporting a statewide approach to landing online retail giant Amazon.

Worcester council wants pot shops spread across city

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester City Council is asking City Manager Ed Augustus to create zoning restrictions to make sure retail marijuana stores don't populate just certain districts.

Hyatt, 110 Grill opening in Marlborough's $160M Apex Center

The first announced openings at the retail office development Apex Center of New England on Route 20 in Marlborough is a 110 Grill set to open Oct. 17 and the Hyatt Place hotel Oct. 31.

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