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U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a weekly drop, as DuPont Co. slid after cutting its earnings forecast while utilities and consumer shares led gains. more
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo said last week that it would be “catastrophic” for Rhode Island to lose the legal challenge over the state’s pension overhaul, The Associated Press reported. However, she has a ‘‘high degree of confidence’’ that won’t happen. more
Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month announced an economic-development package that extends business incentives to innovative companies, invests in the state’s Gateway Cities program and provides other workforce-training tools. more
Business owners and entrepreneurs are notorious for working long, hard hours to grow their companies. But what if you could accomplish more, in less time? In many cases, an excessively long and tyrannical “to-do” list is only part of the problem. The other part may simply be you and the patterns you’ve established over time. more
University of Rhode Island campus police will soon carry guns under a new policy announced last week, The Associated Press reported. The school was the only public university in the country where campus police do not carry firearms. more
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital has opened the Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic for the treatment of esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, liver and bile duct/gallbladder cancers. more
Rep. Lisa P. Tomasso, D-Coventry, has introduced legislation that would make changes to the state’s medical-marijuana laws. more
Two Massachusetts-based companies that allegedly misled consumers about the quality of their public water supply must refrain from using deceptive advertisements to promote the sale of expensive home water-filter systems, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
There’s an inscription in stone on the front of The Dean hotel in Providence that reads: “Church house erected AD 1912 to the Glory of God.” more
Butler Hospital recently announced that Mary Leveillee is its new director of patient experience. With previous Director of Patient Experience James Alves transitioning into his role as system director of patient experience for Care New England, Leveillee officially took on the position in late February. more
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