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Rhode Island’s budget process was ranked seventh in the nation, tying with Tennessee, by State Policy Reports, a Federal Funds Information for States publication. more
Central Falls public schools will be the first in the state to implement the COPsync911 alert system, which allows staff to send an immediate and silent alert to all other staff, the local law enforcement dispatch center, all patrol cars and on-duty law enforcement officers, in the event of an emergency. more
Medtronic PLC, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates on strong demand for its newest products to monitor the heart and repair damaged valves. more
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for the season opener after a judge overturned his four-game suspension for using underinflated footballs in a January playoff game. more
A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant for research to show how the nervous system functions in health and disease. more
(Updated 1:41 p.m.) A Canadian company wants to locate a cement distribution plant at the Port of Providence, which would act as a regional transfer center for its products through the Northeast. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast to an eight-week high, representing a pause in a trend of more muted firings. more
CVS Health Corp.’s move a year ago to give up tobacco seems to be helping some smokers stop or cut back as well. more
Novartis AG began selling the first copy of a biotechnology drug in the U.S., offering a 15 percent discount to the original after a U.S. appeals court rejected Amgen Inc.’s last-ditch effort to protect its blockbuster cancer drug Neupogen. more
Most business contacts in the First District reported moderate growth in July and August, the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” report showed. more
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