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GE life sciences division coming to Marlborough, will employ hundreds (updated)

General Electric has settled on Marlborough as the home of its health care and life sciences division, the company announced Wednesday morning.

Staples beats estimates, will close 140 stores

Although second-quarter sales declined 2 percent over 2013, Staples beat analysts' expectations with earnings of 13 cents per share, the Framingham-based office supplies retailer announced Wednesday.
Health Care

Harrington, Heywood join forces to share risks

Southbridge-based Harrington HealthCare and Heywood Healthcare in Gardner have formed a new company that will allow the systems to pool and manage their patients' care, giving them an advantage in...

Marlborough firm acquired by Hitachi Data Systems

Data storage company Sepaton of Marlborough has been acquired by Hitachi Data Systems of California, according to announcements on both companies' websites.
Economy & Labor

Central Mass. gained jobs in July

Central Massachusetts saw healthy job gains last month among the commonwealth's overall gain of nearly 14,000 jobs in July, data from the Patrick administration revealed Tuesday.