HEALTHCARE

Marlborough-based Boston Scientific Corp. has entered into an agreement to buy California-based Veniti Inc. for $160 million. The medical-device startup has created and commercialized a device that treats abnormal, blocked or damaged veins. Read more at the Boston Business Journal.

 

STARTUPS

Cambridge-based Inari Agriculture closed its Series B round of funding with $40 million in investments to accelerate its work on gene-editing for crop breeding. The ag biotech startup has raised a total of $55 million in backing since it was founded in 2016. Read more at Xconomy.

 

TECHNOLOGY

A Consumer Reports survey released this week found Google Fiber’s TV service to the best among the 25 providers evaluated. Only 38 percent of the 176,000 members surveyed were highly-satisfied with pay-TV services. Read more at The New York Post.

 

TAXES

Seattle’s Finance and Administrative Services department reported the city has collected $5.8 million in revenue from its newly imposed soda tax in the second quarter of 2018. The 1.75 cent per fluid ounce tax went into effect six months ago and has collected $10.5 million in taxes since the beginning of the year. Read more at Fox Business.