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ReWalk revenue dropped 16% in 2018

Marlborough medical device manufacturer ReWalk Robotics is expecting 2018 revenues to come in down about 16 percent from last year.

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.

German biomanufacturer acquires Shire's Milford site

Zachary Comeau |

Rentschler Biopharma SE has completed the purchase of the former Shire drugmaking facility in Milford.

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.

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