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Activity on the industrial waterfront of Providence, including its deepwater port, is measured in tons and vessel calls, and the economic impact of its imports and exports. Nearly 200 ships slide up to Providence berths each year, … more
Sweeping visions of hotels, shops and restaurants lining Providence’s industrial waterfront appear dead following the sale of the Promet Marine Services ship-repair yard on Allens Avenue to an international scrap-metal recycler. more
EpiVax Inc. has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Small Business Innovation Research program to improve a vaccine for the H7N9 avian influenza virus. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
(Updated 10:22 a.m.) A.T. Cross Co. could qualify for up to $1.9 million in state incentives through a move to The Foundry complex in Providence and an expansion of its workforce. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, cities … more
It may appear counterintuitive for employers to invest in employees that may not remain at an organization long term. In today's economy, however, employees are increasingly mobile, and recent college graduates are likely to have multiple careers … more
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