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    1. Mass. defense contractors assess shutdown fallout

      Mass. defense contractors assess shutdown fallout

      Sen. Elizabeth Warren had already lashed out on the topic of the federal sequestration budget cuts, in a Sept. 30 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  'More than a thousand employees at Westover Air Force Base and Barnes Air National Guard Base in Western Massachusetts are facing furloughs,' Warren said. 'Scientists and medical researchers in Massachusetts are also getting pounded by the sequester.'

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    2. The Mass. economy hit a big roadblock in the second quarter

      The slowdown in the state’s economy was evident in the lack of job growth in recent months. Payroll employment grew at an annualized rate of 3 percent in the first three months of the year, but it actually fell by a slight 0.1 percent in the April-June period. The unemployed portion of the state’s labor force rose from 6.4 percent in March to 7 percent in June.

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    3. Joey Kramer lands deal to sell his coffee at Big Y, his biggest retail partner so far

      Joey Kramer lands deal to sell his coffee at Big Y, his biggest retail partner so far

      But Kramer is now drumming up plenty of business with supermarket chains in New England. Earlier this week, Kramer landed his biggest retail account – a distribution agreement with Springfield-based Big Y Foods, a deal that will get Kramer’s coffee line in Big Y’s nearly 60 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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    4. Hasbro pays $112M for mobile game developer

      Hasbro pays $112M for mobile game developer

      The Company’s DragonVale game was the number one top grossing iPad app and the number four top grossing iPhone app of 2012, according to Backflip.  The move will help Hasbro to advance its popular brands which include My Little Pony, Transformers, and Monopoly into all forms, according to Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner. “As mobile play continues its rapid growth, Backflip’s leadership position, great games and established network of users, makes Hasbro a more meaningful participant in digital gaming.”

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    5. Amherst College seeks stronger footing after $245M science-center stumble

      Amherst College seeks stronger footing after $245M science-center stumble

      Weinman said the college intends to restart development of its science center once a new, more appropriate construction site is identified.

      In President Martin’s email earlier this month, she said “demands” of the previous site were contributing to cost overruns and unanticipated delays, adding that the college is committed to complete the new center on schedule in 2018.

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    6. UMass gets $1.6M NIH grant

      UMass gets $1.6M NIH grant

      The STEM Diversity Institute (SDI) will use the award to fund one-year internships for post-baccalaureate students from “underrepresented groups” with an interest in biomedical and behavioral research. The award is a follow-on award of a previous NIH PREP award given to the campus. The previous award served 40 students, most of whom, according to UMass, are now in doctoral or other professional programs at 20 institutions including UMass Amherst.

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    7. Friendly's changes Fribble recipe for a third time as part of menu redesign

      Friendly's changes Fribble recipe for a third time as part of menu redesign

      Maguire says he wants to make the change to hard ice cream improve the quality of the shake. By the end of May, he says the soft-serve machines will be removed from all of the 360 or so Friendly’s restaurants. (The company manufacturers its own hard ice cream.) By making the switch, Friendly’s can now offer Fribbles in any of its ice cream flavors (Maguire prefers black cherry).

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