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The push is on to make recreational marijuana use legal in Rhode Island. The pro-legalization campaign says it's an economic imperative. The expectation is that a tax-revenue bonanza would help ameliorate the state's persistent budget … more
Natale "Nat" Calamis' first career started not in the boardroom of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., but rather on the baseball diamond, where he played second base in the minor leagues for the Detroit Tigers. After three … more
HealthSource RI may not have chosen a new vendor to operate its call center at Royal Little Drive yet, but Optum is proceeding with plans to lay off the 60 employees who work there in April. more
(Updated 2:37 p.m.) Five Rhode Island firms made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies with Chartwise Medical Systems Inc. leading the group. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
(Updated 11:28 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was high-spirited, as was the crowd of some 100 leaders from Rhode Island’s business, health care and academic sectors this morning, when she announced that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most well-known and largest health care companies, will site a health technology center here. more
Author Thornton Wilder likened Newport to the nine cities of ancient Troy in his autobiographical novel, "Theophilus North," set in 1926. "Newport, Rhode Island, presented nine cities, some superimposed, some having very little relation … more
Thanks to a new partnership with a company called Curbside, CVS Health Corp. customers soon will be able to make mobile, in-app purchases from their local CVS Pharmacy and have those products delivered directly to them when they pull up to the store. more
Editor's note: This is the first 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. The financial challenges of taking care of her … more
John Perrotti didn't set out to become a specialist in repair and resale of motorized wheelchairs and other mobility devices. His business started with a single donated wheelchair. At the time, Perrotti worked in construction. One of his … more
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