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CVS planning 42 Mass. drug disposal centers

State House News Service |

Forty-two new disposal units are planned at CVS pharmacies in Massachusetts to make it easier for people to safely get rid of unwanted, unused or expired medications.

Walmart to close Sam's Club in Worcester, after announcing raises, bonuses

Zachary Comeau |

In the same day Walmart announced it would be raising its starting wage to $11 and offering an employee bonus due to a new federal tax code, the company announced that it would close 63 Sam's Club...

After tax law, National Grid to reduce rate increase request

State House News Service |

National Grid will seek a smaller rate hike in Massachusetts than it originally requested, the utility company said Thursday, citing the benefit of the recent federal tax reform bill.

WPI, QCC get $4M for new photonics lab

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College announced Thursday they'll start a new photonics lab thanks to a $4-million Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative grant.

Georgia man sentenced for $900K Staples fraud

Zachary Comeau |

A Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison and must pay nearly $900,000 for defrauding Framingham office supply retailer Staples.

Federal changes cause medical pot dispensaries to nix card transactions

As state regulators, investors and entrepreneurs ponder what a shift in federal marijuana law enforcement might mean for the burgeoning recreational pot industry here, medical marijuana patients have...

Health Policy Commission offers $10M for lower-cost care projects

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission is offering $10 million in grants to applicants with proposals to shift health care away from high-cost providers.

Bill seeks to cut barriers for foreign-trained medical professionals

State House News Service |

Advocates are pushing legislation designed to open up work opportunities to medical professionals trained in other countries.

PawSox $83M stadium deal moves forward in R.I. legislature

Zachary Comeau |

The Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee voted 8-1 on Tuesday to pass along an $83-million ballpark deal for the Pawtucket Red Sox for approval by the full legislature, as the Red Sox Triple-A...

Simonds International's flurry of activity

Fitchburg saw manufacturer Simonds International has been in business since the 1800s and prides itself on its ability to adapt to customers' needs and the industry.

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