Staples develops robot for fulfillment centers

Office-supply retailer Staples has developed a robotic handling system for its fulfillment centers that it expects to roll out over the next 24 months.

TJX to open new Homesense store Aug. 17 in Framingham

TJX says Homesense will offer "on-trend, high-quality home merchandise at a great value" that will complement, not compete with, its 600-store sister chain, HomeGoods.

Commerce Bank parent company's profits grew 23%

Following its completion of an agreement to acquire Worcester-based Commerce Bancshares, net income at Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. grew by 23 percent in the second quarter.

I-495 West office vacancy rate hits 20%

The office vacancy rate for the MetroWest 'boroughs -- Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Marlborough -- and surrounding towns hit 20 percent in the second quarter.

Mass. unemployment reaches 4.3% in June

Massachusetts added 10,000 jobs in June as the statewide unemployment rate ticked slightly upward to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent in May.

Analysis: Mass. providers leading hospital M&A surge

More mergers and acquisitions among hospitals are happening this year than last, according to a new analysis that cites two Massachusetts-based providers as announcing some of the biggest transactions in 2017 so far.

Treasurer unsure if Mass. will see pot shops next summer

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, set to play a key role in the rollout of a legal marijuana industry in Massachusetts, said Tuesday she has "no idea" whether legal pot shops will be open by next July, as envisioned by...

No word yet on sales tax holiday

With August approaching, Massachusetts retailers and shoppers are still waiting to see if they'll be granted a two-day break from the state sales tax or if Beacon Hill will skip the popular holiday for the second straight...

MWCC launches vet tech degree

Mount Wachusett Community College is now accepting applications for a new veterinary technician program it says will help train people for high-demand jobs.

Framingham man gets 54 months for bank robbery

A Framingham man who robbed two banks last summer was sentenced to 54 months in prison Tuesday in federal court.

Sevcon to be acquired for $200M

Southborough-based electric vehicle technologies provider Sevcon will be acquired for $200 million by Michigan auto parts supplier BorgWarner.

Laddawn increasing sales through online design tool

Packaging materials manufacturer Laddawn is a few months into offering online product design services to customers, and so far, they’re taking off and boosting business.