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A recent study by independent media regulator Ofcom confirmed what most employers are starting to see in their companies: 16- to 24- year olds prefer texting over voice calls and other e-messages. Also, 97 percent of this age group text at least once each day, whereas only 67 percent of this group talks on the phone daily. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts’ highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week that the state will receive $73 million from a $5.15 billion nationwide settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its affiliate Kerr-McGee. The settlement is considered the largest national environmental bankruptcy settlement in history. more
Benjamin L. Rackliffe, an associate at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC, was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the Steel Yard. At PLDW, Rackliffe’s practice focuses on health care, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and he is also a participating attorney and advisory board member of the Roger Williams University Pro Bono Collaborative. For the past two years, Rackliffe was named a Rhode Island Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. He shares this distinction with less than 2.5 percent of Rhode Island lawyers who are younger than 40 and have been in practice for less than 10 years. Rackliffe holds a B.S. in business management from Providence College and a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. more
Cautious optimism for a strengthening U.S. economy, paired with a large demographic of people entering retirement, is driving more middle-market executives toward making, or considering, strategic acquisitions this year, according to a recent survey. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Roger A. Picard, D-Woonsocket, has introduced legislation aimed at helping Rhode Islanders at “economically vulnerable stages of life” by providing state income tax breaks. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey testified last month before the Mass. Gaming Commission about her commitment to ensuring the state’s planned casinos uphold their commitments to host and surrounding communities. more
PROVIDENCE – Former state Rep. Leonidis Medina was sentenced to 20 years after being found guilty by a jury of misusing an immigrant’s life insurance settlement. He will serve three years with 17 suspended with probation. more
PROVIDENCE – A Little Compton therapist was arrested for alleged larceny of $83,863.88 from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. more
More than two decades ago, Rep. Frank G. Ferri, D-Warwick, was rushed to Kent Hospital with a reaction to a cortisone shot. more
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