North Central Development Corp. launches biz resource site

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation on Thursday announced it has launched a new website as a resource for existing businesses, startups and companies considering expanding or relocating to the area.

Lyft makes a deal with Logan, Uber negotiating

The Massachusetts Port Authority announced Thursday it had reached agreement with the ride-hailing service Lyft, and Uber said it aims to offer its UberX service at the airport starting Feb. 1, the same day as Lyft.

Trump's Beacon Hill run-ins

Despite weighing presidential runs in 1988, 2000 and 2012, the incoming president had only topically intersected with Massachusetts politics until his run pitted him against much of the Bay State.

Littleton building sold for $4.4M

An 80,064-square foot-office building in Littleton with high-tech and medical device tenants was sold for $4,375,000, according to the company that represented the seller.

Crust Bakeshop sold to manager and lead baker

The owners of Crust Bakeshop in Worcester announced they have sold their downtown bakery to one of their employees for an undisclosed amount.

Concord biotech Zebra partners with AbbVie

Zebra Biologics Inc., a Concord-based emerging pre-clinical biotechnology company, is collaborating with Worcester global biopharma AbbVie to discover agonist antibody therapies for inflammatory diseases.

IDG to be acquired by Chinese cos.

International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) of Boston, which owns Framingham-based International Data Corporation, is being acquired by two Chinese companies, the buyers announced Thursday.

Over 63K sq. ft. leased, sold in MetroWest deals

Greater Boston Commercial Properties of Northborough announced four leasing deals totaling more than 25,000 square feet and the procurement for a direct buyer of a 38,000 square foot building, all in MetroWest.

Mass. unemployment falls to 2.8%

The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell for the sixth consecutive month in December, dropping to 2.8 percent for the first time since December 2000.

Worcester groups to receive $15,000 from MassDevelopment

Girls Inc. and Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester are receiving a combined $15,000 in grants through MassDevelopment's AMP it up! program.

Lease payment shows Cape Wind still alive

Documents furnished to State House News Service indicate Cape Wind made a recent lease payment of $88,278, the exact amount that has been paid each of the prior six years to maintain the lease.

Business groups see Baker assessment as MassHealth bailout tax

Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to address rising public and private health care costs by capping provider prices and fining employers that don't offer coverage drew a strong rebuke from some in the business community Tuesday.