Townsend-based Sterilite Corp. looking to open new facility in Davenport, Iowa

New facility would be company's seventh
TOWNSEND -- Sterilite Corporation is working with the city of Davenport, Iowa and Iowa state officials to open a 2. Full Story
Comfort Home Furniture in Fitchburg to close after liquidation sale
FITCHBURG -- Comfort Home Furniture and its sister store, Comfort Home Scratch and Dent, are closing and liquidation sales in both stores are set to begin Friday, the company announced Wednesday. Full Story

 
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UMass Lowell hands extend reach of ARM

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell, home to one of the most advanced robotics-testing centers in the nation, will be a partner in a $250 million robotics institute -- with the goal of producing new technologies and opportunities for workers in advanced Full Story
Townsend's Sterilite to add facility in Iowa
TOWNSEND -- Sterilite Corporation is working with the city of Davenport, Iowa and Iowa state officials to open a 2. Full Story

Something is making American's flight attendants sick. It could be the uniforms
From oozing blisters and wheezing to rashes, itchy eyes, and sore throats, numerous American Airlines Group flight attendants say their new work uniforms are making them sick. Full Story

GM to add or keep 7,000 U.S. jobs, eyes $1 billion factory investment
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but were announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. Full Story

Eversource files for new rate increases in Massachusetts
BOSTON -- Expressing a commitment to energy reliability and clean energy technologies, Eversource filed a rate request with state regulators Tuesday that would boost charges to its eastern Full Story

Moody's to pay $12M in Bay State
NEW YORK (AP) -- Moody's Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $864 million, including $12 million to Massachusetts, to settle federal and state claims it gave inflated ratings to risky mortgage investments in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Full Story

Wal-Mart to add 10,000 retail jobs in U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. Full Story