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The midsummer break in a post-gubernatorial election year projects a certain lull over the state in terms of political fire. What is not lost however is the need for Rhode Island as a whole to delve deeper into the issues preventing businesses from … more
Recently, while at the Newport Folk Festival, I was in a line for food. A man behind me was irritated at the length of the line and was very vocal about it. At an event which is supposed to be calm and easy, I was a little taken aback. I turned to … more
PROVIDENCE – A statewide initiative designed to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders was launched last week. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who announced the new initiative along with U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, signed an executive order … more
PAWTUCKET – "Jurassic World" and Nerf products helped Hasbro Inc. boost profit in the second quarter, but revenue was dragged down by lower sales in the games and girls segments. The toymaker beat analyst expectations, with profit of … more
A woman walks into a CVS/pharmacy to get a prescription filled. While she waits, her child sees a nurse practitioner at an in-house clinic to get a lingering cough checked out. While the child is examined and treated, the woman picks up her … more
BOSTON – The state's total unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent in June, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced last week. The preliminary job estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed … more
WESTERLY – Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent of The Washington Trust Co., plans to open two branches, Chairman and CEO Joseph J. MarcAurele said last week. The first would open later this year on the East Side of Providence on … more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation creating a tax exemption for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold and occupied, has been signed into law. New construction on development … more
Owner: Lark Hotels Designer: Rachel Reider Interiors Cost: $1 million Use: A Victorian bed and breakfast in Newport, purchased and renovated by Lark Hotels, has been transformed into a … more
Unemployment is falling steadily in Rhode Island, to below 6 percent as of June, the lowest level in eight years. It's a promising trend, unless you happen to work in construction. Employment levels in construction, seasonally … more
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