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New England Business

WBZ News Radio’s Business Editor Anthony Silva takes an in-depth look at business stories with a New England point of view.

Participants tip buckets of ice water over their heads as they take part in the World Record Ice Bucket Challenge at Etihad Stadium on August 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Expedites Cambridge Institute’s ALS Drug Trial

The ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge said the drug trial would’ve taken place in two years if not for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

08/27/2014

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Boston Puts Brakes On Haystack Parking App

A new app that allows people to find parking spaces in Boston is being shut down in response to a vote by the city council.

08/21/2014

Woburn (Photo from CityofWoburn.com)

Kraft Foods Plant Closing In Woburn

It’s the end of an era in Woburn. The Kraft Foods plant off I-93 is set to close by the end of 2016.

06/20/2014

The KIBO robot kit (Photo from KinderLab Robotics, Inc/Kickstarter)

Arlington Company Raising Money To Launch Smart Robot For Kids

An Arlington start-up, Kinderlab Robotics, is raising money on Kickstarter to launch an innovative robot kit aimed at kids 4 to 7.

06/10/2014

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Wings Network Charged With Fraud In Mass.

The Secretary of State’s office has filed fraud charges against three people who ran Wings Network, offering get-rich-quick internet products.

05/15/2014

Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the film 'American Hustle' as a nominee for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Boston Visual Effects Company Taking It To Next Level

A Boston visual effects company that’s been working on some Hollywood films like “American Hustle” says it’s ready to go to the next level.

05/14/2014

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Cambridge Company Raises $5M In Quest To Discover Drug To Treat Parkinson’s

A Cambridge medical research and development company has raised $5 million to finance its journey to try to discover the first drug that can treat Parkinson’s Disease.

05/13/2014

Ponzi Scheme, Wealth Building Scheme, Scam

Madoff Recovery Funds To Come From Those Who Enjoyed Fake Profits

The chief counsel in the Bernie Madoff recovery effort says he’s confident most of the funds lost in the Ponzi scheme will be recovered over the next few years.

05/07/2014

WBZ Business Breakfast - Making College Affordable

WBZ Business Breakfast: Making College Affordable

Experts at this morning’s WBZ Business Breakfast say colleges are trying to become more competitive and cost effective.

03/19/2014

Ava 500 (Image from iRobot)

Investors Cheer New Product From iRobot

Shares of iRobot gained more than 7% Monday, after the Bedford company announced its newest video collaboration robot is ready for delivery.

03/17/2014

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