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General Electric Co., seeking approval from France’s government for its $17 billion Alstom SA energy bid, is in early-stage talks with nuclear-plant maker Areva SA and other French companies about asset sales or partnerships, people familiar with the matter said. more
U.S. stocks rose, following the first back-to-back weekly losses since January for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as Internet and small-cap shares extended a rally after a selloff. more
Gas prices dropped a penny in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, but Rhode Island’s average remained greater than national gasoline prices, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
In a new report released Monday by the national nonprofit Rural School and Community Trust, Rhode Island ranks as the third-highest-scoring state in the country for its rural education programs. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council on Monday released a report outlining a suggested performance management framework for evaluating the regulatory agency responsible for overseeing the state’s banking sector. more
Rhode Island added 1,300 construction jobs in the month of April, an 8.1 percent increase over the same month last year, ranking the Ocean State sixth in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. more
Nearly 20 percent of adults develop varicose veins, which can be painful, unsightly and potentially dangerous. But a new treatment being offered at Newport Hospital treats varicose veins through a nonsurgical laser technique that can be done on an outpatient basis. more
ShapeUp, the global provider of social networking and incentives-based employee wellness solutions, announced that it recently achieved a significant milestone: signing the 350th customer for ShapeUp Complete, the company’s online wellness platform designed to support workplaces with 100 to 5,000 employees. more
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons announced recently that Women & Infants Hospital is one of 74 accredited cancer programs nationwide – and one of just two in Rhode Island – to earn its 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award. more
As hospitals across the nation look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put patients at risk, Care New England has begun using germ-zapping robots that eliminate hard-to-kill microorganisms in hard-to-clean places. more
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