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Gymboree liquidation to close four Central Mass. stores

Grant Welker |

The children's clothing store Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy and will close all of its stores, including four in Central Massachusetts.

State rejects Charlton marijuana bylaw

Zachary Comeau |

A $100-million marijuana cultivation facility was handed another legal win Thursday as Charlton grapples with its proposed 1-million-square-foot cultivation facility.

IPG CEO Gapontsev files lawsuit against Treasury for inclusion on Russian oligarch list

Zachary Comeau |

The Russian-American billionaire founder and chief executive of Oxford-based IPG Photonics is suing the U.S. Department of the Treasury for listing him as a Russian oligarch.

The government shutdown is beginning to hurt the craft beer industry

Zachary Comeau |

If the government shutdown drags on much longer, Central Massachusetts breweries and beermakers nationwide could suffer the consequences.

Harrington Hospital closing pediatric unit

Grant Welker |

Harrington Hospital will close its inpatient pediatric unit at the end of March due to a low patient volume and instead transfer patients to UMass Memorial.

Best of Business: Where to unwind

The 9-to-5 grind can be hard. Luckily, there are many places to unwind in Central Mass.

Best of Business: To add a touch of luxury

Eight companies received WBJ's Best of Business awards for adding a bit of class to Central Massachusetts.

Worcester’s bank CEO

Last year, Country Bank CEO Paul Scully moved out of his Sturbridge home for the new 145 Front St. apartments in Worcester, where his bank has 30 percent of its commerical loan portfolio.

Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

Left behind: Minorities are hard to find in the legal pot industry

Zachary Comeau |

The industry, which in its infancy relies on companies with ready access to cash, is not very diverse.

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