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In light of Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory, the "giving season" can be seen more in terms of helping those in need deal with the challenges they face every day – physiological health and safety being the two most basic of those – than in … more
When elderly residents need a ride to appointments and family members aren't available, where do they turn? A new business, based in East Providence, hopes to become one answer. Bookseniorcare, located online at … more
John Perrotti didn't set out to become a specialist in repair and resale of motorized wheelchairs and other mobility devices. His business started with a single donated wheelchair. At the time, Perrotti worked in construction. One of his … more
In another month of strong U.S. employment growth, one key sector shrank in November – again. For the seventh month out of the past 10, employment in manufacturing was down from the previous month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, … more
Sourcing American-made parts has made manufacturing more expensive for Rhode Island-based Garland Writing Instruments, but owner Rick Becker can feel the difference every time he picks up a pen. "It has a weight to it," he said. "A nice … more
Stakes are especially high in two Rhode Island communities on whether voters in November allow the development of a new casino in Tiverton. For the potential host community, advocates argue the proposed casino, located 400 feet away from … more
Two big things have happened in the cryptocurrency world recently. The first is that there are now two competing versions of bitcoin: bitcoin core and bitcoin classic. There is quite a lot of argument about which will become more popular. The second development is that the price of bitcoin -- now known as bitcoin core -- rose a lot in late 2015. more
Things are more confusing than ever in the Alice-in-Wonderland world of government bonds. The usual signalling power of yields on the outlook for inflation or monetary policy remains buried beneath the noise of central bank bond-buying programs. more
Nine students have been selected by Social Enterprise Greenhouse as Changemaker Fellows for the 2016-17 school year. more
Warwick-based Coastway Bancorp Inc. last month announced it would adopt its third stock buyback program, allowing it to purchase up to about 5 percent of its outstanding shares. more
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