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  • J.Crew Deal Mixes Buyers, Sellers

    J.Crew Deal Mixes Buyers, Sellers

    J. Crew Group Inc. Chief Executive Mickey Drexler cut a deal with two buyout firms to take the clothier private that lets him keep his job. Shareholders must now decide if they got as sweet a deal. On Tuesday, J. Crew disclosed that it agreed to a buyout from a group of investors that include […]


  • Skanska USA Commercial Development Makes First Investment in Boston with Lab/R&D Project

    Skanska USA Commercial Development Makes First Investment in Boston with Lab/R&D Project

    BOSTON – Skanska USA Commercial Development in Boston announced that it has closed on the development rights to build an already permitted 120,000-square-foot lab/R&D project in Cambridge. The project at 150 Second Street (www.150second.com) is located in the heart of the Kendall Square’s world-leading biotech cluster and will consist of a three-story building with underground […]


  • Helix Therapeutics handed $2.5M in new funding

    Helix Therapeutics handed $2.5M in new funding

    Helix Therapeutics LLC, a New Haven, Conn.-based biopharmaceutical company, has landed $2.5 million in new funding from venture firm Canaan Partners and the quasi-public state funding entity Connecticut Innovations. According to Helix officials, the new funds will be used to move forward its proprietary targeted gene modification (TGM) technology platform, which the company says can […]


  • CONSUMER FINANCE: Retailers Offer Early Holiday Bargains

    CONSUMER FINANCE: Retailers Offer Early Holiday Bargains

    By Jennifer Waters    A DOW JONES COLUMN From a promotion point of view, this could turn out to be the longest holiday-shopping season on the books, giving consumers a host of deals from which to choose right up until Christmas. Though retailers’ shelves are better stocked now than they were last year, it is […]


  • U.S. economy grew at a faster rate than previously expected

    U.S. economy grew at a faster rate than previously expected

    Consumer and government spending gave a larger-than-expected boost to the economy during the third quarter, with the gross domestic product increasing at the fastest rate in almost four years, according to the Commerce Department. The U.S. GDP — a measure of all goods and services — improved at a revised annualized rate of 2.5 percent, […]