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When elderly residents need a ride to appointments and family members aren't available, where do they turn? A new business, based in East Providence, hopes to become one answer. Bookseniorcare, located online at … 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
Sourcing American-made parts has made manufacturing more expensive for Rhode Island-based Garland Writing Instruments, but owner Rick Becker can feel the difference every time he picks up a pen. "It has a weight to it," he said. "A nice … more
Stakes are especially high in two Rhode Island communities on whether voters in November allow the development of a new casino in Tiverton. For the potential host community, advocates argue the proposed casino, located 400 feet away from … more
Two big things have happened in the cryptocurrency world recently. The first is that there are now two competing versions of bitcoin: bitcoin core and bitcoin classic. There is quite a lot of argument about which will become more popular. The second development is that the price of bitcoin -- now known as bitcoin core -- rose a lot in late 2015. more
Things are more confusing than ever in the Alice-in-Wonderland world of government bonds. The usual signalling power of yields on the outlook for inflation or monetary policy remains buried beneath the noise of central bank bond-buying programs. more
Only 5 percent of Rhode Islanders lack health insurance, a halving of the uninsured population over the past three years, according to a statewide survey from HealthSource RI. But what near-universal access to insurance means for patient … more
Sargent Center recently welcomed Warwick Mayor Scott Avedesian, who introduced the SMART EquiTest NeuroCom, a piece of equipment that allows evaluation and diagnosis of neurologically based disabilities. more
The state-ordered economic-impact report on RhodeWorks released earlier this month estimates direct impact from tolls to Rhode Island trucking companies of just $5 million a year, an amount expected to be passed on to consumers. The … more
When Todd Monjar and Collette Royer met on Match.com two years ago, they shared not only a romantic interest but an idea for creating a meaningful artistic startup. By May of the following year, Monjar, a photographer and entrepreneur, … more
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