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Mass. July unemployment ticks up to 3.6%

The state’s unemployment rate ticked up a bit in July and is one-tenth of a percentage lower than where it was at this time last year.

Biostage eyes FDA application in 2019

Despite just $5.8 million in cash to its name, Holliston organ bioengineering firm Biostage is eyeing a 2019 U.S. Food and Drug Administration application for its esophagus-regenerating device.

Coghlin Cos. co-founder establishes $25K Nichols scholarship

James Coghlin Sr., co-founder and chairman of Worcester manufacturing conglomerate Coghlin Cos., and wife Nancy have donated $25,000 to his alma mater Nichols College to establish the James ‘67...

ReWalk shares dive 19% after lackluster earnings report

Shares medical device maker ReWalk Robotics dropped 19 percent at Tuesday's open after the company reported a loss of $5.8 million with $9.1 million in cash left on its balance sheet.

Gun reform activists to march from Worcester to gun manufacturer

State House News Service |

A survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting and the father of one of the victims plan to join Massachusetts students later this month for a 50-mile march calling for gun law reform.

Boston Scientific eyes reintroducing recalled, remade product

Boston Scientific will soon submit the final technical module to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a heart valve product.

17 recreational marijuana shops proposed in Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

So far, companies have publicly informed Worcester of their plans to open 17 recreational marijuana stores in the city, according to new data from city officials.

Boston Scientific acquires Calif. firm for up to $160M

Zachary Comeau |

Boston Scientific is showing no signs of slowing its aggressive acquisition strategy as the medical device giant is set to acquire a privately held obstructive disease firm for up to $160 million.

Swissturn employees given privacy to use marijuana outside of work

xford-based Swissturn has never drug tested prospective employees. Making sure employees are sober and aren't bringing marijuana to work is now the priority rather than policing the private lives of...

Hologic to lay off 35 N.Y. workers, move production to Marlborough

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device firm Hologic is closing a subsidiary's New York manufacturing facility and laying off 35 employees.

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