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The New England coral canyons and seamounts were among special ocean sites 80 percent of polled Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents voted to permanently protect from drilling, mining and fishing. more
The state’s workforce development partnership with Electric Boat – Pipelines to Manufacturing Careers in Ship Building – will feature post-hiring training opportunities through the New England Institute of Technology, Community College of Rhode Island and Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, creating new opportunities for those interested in a marine trades career. more
Gary Liguori has been appointed inaugural dean of the University of Rhode Island’s new College of Health Sciences and will begin his duties this fall. In 2012, … more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
Volkswagen AG is facing new lawsuits by New York and at least two other states over the environmental damage caused by devices designed to help the carmaker’s diesel vehicles cheat pollution-control tests. more
In the retirement security Olympics, it’s a sweep for northern Europe. Norway, Switzerland and Iceland won the top three spots in Natixis Global Asset Management’s fourth annual ranking, released Tuesday. more
New-home construction in the United States rose more than forecast in June, providing some momentum for residential real estate near the end of its busy selling season. more
Mattel Inc. suffered a blow when it lost the “Frozen” toy license to Hasbro Inc. Now the company has turned the tables on its rival by nabbing the rights to the rebooted “Jurassic Park” series. more
Coleman Realtors LLC has joined Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, expanding the firm’s presence in Rhode Island. The firm has grown from four offices located in Charlestown, Narragansett, Providence and Westerly, to six, with new offices opening in Barrington and East Greenwich. more
(Updated 9:55 a.m.) Fidelity Charitable on Tuesday announced record-breaking giving for 2016, as grants through the first six months have increased 14 percent to $1.6 billion compared with the same period last year. more
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