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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
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
Rhode Island native Kim Keck, Aetna Inc.’s senior vice president, has been appointed CEO and president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, succeeding Peter Andruszkiewicz. 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
A change in accounting standards that will require governments to start disclosing the amount of unfunded pension and retiree benefits on yearly balance sheets could put new pressure on public officials to step up payments on these plans, according to speakers at a conference organized by Donoghue Barrett & Singal P.C. and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. more
(Updated 9:57 a.m. and 1:43 p.m.) Nabsys has completed a financial restructuring and is back in business, operating out of its Clifford Street office. more
Rhode Island-based visual artists have until Aug. 18 to apply for the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
The Providence Public Library wants to update the facade of its 1954 Empire Street addition by mounting a series of LED-mesh screens on two sides of the structure. more
Medley Genomics, a life sciences startup out of Brown University, has received $250,000 in seed funding from the Slater Technology Fund to build partnerships and demonstrate its concept with collaborators. more
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that Raymond “Two Hawks” Watson, an advocate of multi-cultural tourism, received the nonprofit organization’s $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship this year. more
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