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Rhode Island pays more than it should for fire protection compared with the rest of the nation. As a result city and state officials have been trying to rein in some of the practices that lead to that issue. And we're not even talking about the … more
A key component of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's blueprint for state economic development efforts is the need to identify the state's "advanced industries and innovators for growth." Rhode Island's reputation among the nation's "foodies" is sterling, … more
How long do new employees typically train for? More than a week – 52.9% 1-2 days – 17.7% A week (or less) – 11.8% Depends on the position – 17.7% Are lasting employees … more
The book, titled "America's Twelve Master Salesmen," was written and published by B.C. Forbes & Sons in 1953. Yes, there were women in the book, but in those days, "men" was the universal gender. Today, it's quite the opposite. The book … more
If you're expecting a raise in salary, don't be surprised if you get handed a bonus check instead as more and more companies are moving toward giving performance-based bonuses instead of handing out pay raises, according to a "2014 Salary Increase … more
Rhode Island business owners are divided over whether or not the $2.89 tipped minimum wage should be raised. The issue is before the General Assembly in the forms of companion Senate and House bills sponsored by numerous legislators, with … more
Much of New England was privy to one of the most dramatic family-business power struggles in recent history last summer when the Demoulas family publicly fought for control over the popular Massachusetts-based grocery chain Market Basket Inc. … more
PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp. opened its first MinuteClinic in the city last week inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 799 Hope St., marking its sixth retail medical clinic to open in Rhode Island since October. Woonsocket-based CVS said in a … more
(Updated, 1:30 p.m., June 14) In the tightly packed production room of Warwick Ice Cream a frozen dessert moving through the line wasn't something to sample on a tour. A treat for dogs, manufactured for another label, moved from a massive pair of 1,000-gallon … more
Leslie A. Gardner has been elected chair of the WaterFire Providence board of directors. Gardner is currently the director of the Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and she has been active in Rhode Island's community for more than 40 years. more
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