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Hanover completes Chaucer sale for $940M

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester insurance firm Hanover Insurance Group has completed the sale of its London specialty insurance business Chaucer for up to $940 million.

Specialty industries: Biotech, cannabis, tariffs to highlight manufacturing in 2019

Zachary Comeau |

New and exciting industries continue to make their presence known in Worcester County.

IPG stock up 5 percent after U.S.-China agree to halt tariffs

IPG Photonics, declining in value throughout the year due to trade relations, reported a five percent stock price increase Monday.

The importance of immigrants

WBJ this year partnered with our friends over at the Worcester Regional Research Bureau to learn more about the historic and modern impacts immigrants had in our city.

Get to know Worcester's immigrants

Throughout history, our cities have absorbed a larger portion of immigrants into their new home, and today is no different.

Helping immigrant businesses: Foreign-born entrepreneurs aren't as familiar with their available resources

Grant Welker |

A focus group found foreign-born entrepreneurs weren't as connected as they could be to resources. The city and its partners say helping such businesses is a priority.

Coming to Worcester: The city's immigrant population has shifted in the last decade

Grant Welker |

For a century starting in the 1870s, immigrants moving into Worcester almost exclusively came from Europe and North America. That's no longer the case.

Biostage names three new directors, cuts net loss

Holliston biotech startup Biostage has added three new members to its board of directors simultaneous to its third-quarter earnings report showing a slower cash burn.

Acacia Communications shares up 17% with largest customer back in U.S.

Zachary Comeau |

Maynard telecommunications equipment manufacturer Acacia Communications was trading up more than 17 percent Friday after its third-quarter earnings beat estimates.

IPG Photonics reports 13% dip in Q3 profits

Zachary Comeau |

Shares of Oxford laser manufacturer IPG Photonics dropped more than 11 percent to start trading Tuesday as the company reported a 9-percent dip in year-over-year revenue and 13-percent decline in...

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