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(Updated 3:13 p.m.) Nearly 60 percent of all visits to Rhode Island emergency rooms in 2014 were potentially preventable, according to a report issued Wednesday by R.I.’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services. more
(Updated 4:16 p.m.) An advisory committee of the R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday recommended a package of incentives for GE Digital, the new technology-based division of General Electric Co., which could encourage creation of 300 jobs in Providence. more
Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc., part of a multinational tea, coffee and horticulture business, is requesting state incentives to build research, manufacturing and distribution facilities at Quonset Business Park. more
(Updated 11:31 a.m., 12:24 p.m. and 4:09 p.m.) Former mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. has died, according to news reports. more
(Updated 8:38 p.m.) A new BankNewport branch office will open in Building 4000 at Chapel View in September. more
(Updated, 8:50 a.m., Aug. 30) A man walked into Providence Business News’ offices Thursday, Aug. 25, and stole credit cards and a driver’s license from an employee’s work station. more
ShapeUp, a provider of corporate well-being solutions, announced winners of its 2015 Social Wellness Awards, with Medtronic PLC taking the grand prize. more
Carousel Industries of North America Inc. plans to acquire Atrion Inc., a move expected to create what one of the CEOs said will be the largest information technology company in the state and one of the largest in the country. more
(Updated 4:05 p.m.) Two key members of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s team are leaving to pursue new opportunities. Chief of Staff Stephen S. Neuman is leaving his position Friday to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Communications Director Joy Fox will leave in early July to work with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin as his senior adviser. more
The Providence Board of Licenses is not serving the people at an acceptable required standard and significant changes are necessary. That’s according to former R.I. Attorney General Jeffrey Pine, who was commissioned by the Providence City Council in March to review the embattled city board. more
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