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The financial stakes in Amgen Inc.’s race to develop a new kind of cholesterol-lowering drug are high and, perhaps as much as any other state, Rhode Island is invested in the outcome. more
Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner was retired, and she and her husband were building a retirement home in Hilton Head, S.C., when Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee called and asked her to succeed Christopher F. Koller, the state’s first and only health insurance commissioner during the last eight years. more
BOSTON – Fall River was the lone area of Massachusetts to see increase in unemployment rates in July, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported last week. more
Rhode Island took the first step in its goal to make health-insurance costs and services more transparent with the Aug. 20 release of data on plans that will be offered through the state’s new insurance marketplace, HealthSourceRI. more
The Tech Collective is currently accepting nominations for its 2013 Tech10 awards, which will honor Rhode Island’s top 10 IT practitioners, digital media designers and entrepreneurs. more
Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area each saw unemployment rate declines in July from July 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday. more
It is widely assumed that people in economically “advanced” countries do not differ significantly in how satisfied they are with their jobs. Because they are about equally productive, the reasoning is, they must produce things the same way, and so their work experience must be the same, too. more
John Condon, president of Stonewall Solutions, will tell you it’s no easy task finding the right people to work at his software-development company. “We need candidates with technology skills that are pretty unique,” he said. “To find them, we have to cast a wide net.” more
Construction employment in Rhode Island decreased by 5 percent year-over-year in July, according to the Association for Corporate Growth. more
Benefits paid for workers’ compensation increased in Rhode Island and much of the nation, but fell in Massachusetts in 2011, according to a report by the National Academy of Social Insurance. more
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