Shriver Job Corps changes management

By Anne O'Connor DEVENS -- Shriver Job Corps has a new operator, the first time the management has changed since the job training center opened in 1998. Full Story
Ayer resident is named BCI director in Fitchburg office
Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently named Ayer resident Colleen Canty as the director of the company's new location in Fitchburg. Full Story

Mass. business confidence hits yearly high

BOSTON -- Buoyed by rallying financial markets, the lowest state unemployment rate in more than 15 years and the election of Donald Trump, employer confidence in Massachusetts rose to its highest point in more than a year, Associated Industries of Massachusetts reported this week.  Full Story
Target announces plans for 'flex' store in Stoneham
STONEHAM -- Target Corp. said it plans to open a new flexible-format store in Stoneham's Redstone Shopping Center, 109 Main Street. Full Story

Analyst: Mass. is 'moderately prepared' to handle recession
By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- After a slow economic recovery, state government in Massachusetts is "moderately prepared" to weather a recession, a credit analyst said Wednesday, attributing that status in part to the Baker Full Story

Mercury Systems lands $6.7M follow-on order
CHELMSFORD -- Mercury Systems Inc. said it has received a $6.7 million follow-on order from an unnamed "leading defense prime contractor" for high-performance GPS Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Modules for a precision-guided munitions Full Story

The next chapter for Starbucks? Getting fancier
For years now, Starbucks has been dipping a toe into more luxe offerings: In 2014, it opened a sprawling Roastery in Seattle where customers can drink small-batch coffee in a tasting-room-like environment. Full Story

Small Business Talk: Setting tech limits to avoid overload
NEW YORK -- Three years into being a business owner, Becky Davis knew she needed to break the hold technology had on her. Full Story

Starbucks to boost number of shops by almost 50 percent
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks plans to open 12,000 new locations within five years, boosting the total number of its coffee shops worldwide by almost 50 percent. Full Story