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Older drivers experience the highest level of distraction when it comes to dealing with technology in today’s modern vehicles, research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released this week said. more
In Rhode Island, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. more
Stories about lawsuits, free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, cybersecurity and the Pawtucket Red Sox were among the most-read news stories on PBN.com in 2015, according to Google Analytics. more
Consumer confidence stabilized last week after faltering since mid-October as Americans’ perceptions about the U.S. economy and the buying climate improved. more
Some good news for bargain hunters braving crowds today: Rhode Island is one of the states where a Black Friday fight is least likely. more
A request for tax incentives for the redevelopment of the Providence Journal building is scheduled for a public hearing Thursday. more
State and congressional leaders will gather Friday morning at Quonset Business Park to celebrate a sixth record-breaking year for automobile imports at the Port of Davisville last year. more
Kelly Nevins is the first full-time executive director of MedMates, Rhode Island’s health care technology network group. She spoke recently with PBN about its short- and long-term goals and her role with the organization. more
Macy’s Inc. surged in early trading after making progress in slowing its sales declines and announcing a plan to close 14 percent of its stores to revive profit growth. more
Chris Drumgoole, chief technology officer of GE Digital, a tech division of General Electric, discussed why Providence was chosen for a GE Digital location with Providence Business News and the kind of work that will be taking place in Rhode Island’s capital city. He also explained why GE is expanding into the tech arena. more
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