In the Region

Firm moves unit to Navy Yard

Adaptimmune, an Oxford, England-based biopharmaceutical company, has moved its U.S. operations from the University City Science Center and will relocate to a new facility at the Navy Yard, the company said Friday. The 47,400-square-foot building being developed by Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners will accommodate a manufacturing plant and Adaptimmune's U.S. headquarters, according to the company, which focuses on cancer therapies. The new facility, which will enable Adaptimmune to increase its staff, is scheduled to be completed in late 2016, CEO James Noble said. The company has taken office space at Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market St., in the interim. Adaptimmune plans to invest more than $4 million at the new facility, according to a statement from Gov. Wolf's office. - Jacob Adelman

Comcast adds store parking

Comcast Corp. has added off-street parking for 40 cars at its second-busiest retail store in the region, at 1351 S. Columbus Blvd. The off-street parking spaces include five spots for disabled individuals and had been where Comcast parked technician trucks. Customers previously had to park on the street. Comcast has been opening new retail stores and modernizing others. - Bob Fernandez


Fla. orange crop squeezed

Florida's orange crop will shrink to the lowest in 52 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecast, as damage from citrus-greening disease persists. The outlook sent orange juice futures up the most in four months. In the season ended Sept. 30, Florida will collect 80 million boxes, the lowest since 1964, the USDA said Friday. Last season, output was 96.8 million boxes. Citrus greening, spread by Asian citrus psyllids and first discovered in Florida in 2005, has triggered the loss of an estimated 100,000 acres and $3.6 billion in state revenues since 2007, the University of Florida said. - Bloomberg News

Twitter might make job cuts

Twitter Inc. is planning on cutting some jobs next week, according to a report. All departments will be affected by the cuts, technology news website Re/code reported, without saying how many positions would be affected. The move would come a week after cofounder Jack Dorsey was appointed the company's CEO. Twitter, which lets people send and share 140-character updates, has 4,100 employees around the world, according to its website. The San Francisco-based firm declined comment. - Bloomberg News