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The Providence Journal has begun laying off employees in advance of its acquisition by the parent of Gatehouse Media Inc., according to comments from newsroom staff on social media. Rhode Island Public Radio reports that 22 editorial union personnel were losing their jobs.
If any city seemed suited to an alternative weekly newspaper it was Providence. College students and liberal sensibilities promised a receptive audience, while artists, musicians and a notorious political culture supplied the subject matter.
Red Sox owner John W. Henry, who purchased The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette from The New York Times Co. for $70 million last year, has sold the Telegram & Gazette to Halifax Media Group of Dayton Beach, Fla., the paper reported Wednesday.
Convincing businesses and homeowners to look at the long-term perspective, not just the immediate cost of investment, is one of many challenges communities and governments face as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, economist Howard Kunreuther told environmental experts, area residents and a group of international journalists Friday at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting.
U.S. News & World Report has named Women & Infants Hospital among the top pediatric hospitals in the country specializing in the medical care of newborn infants, especially those born ill or premature and requiring neonatal intensive care.
Discovery Communications Inc. acquired the control of The Hub from partner Hasbro Inc. and will rename the children’s TV network Discovery Family Channel as it looks to broaden its family and children’s programming.
By Niamh Ring and Chris Palmeri Bloomberg News
The new owner of the Providence Journal reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday, showing total revenue of $165.1 million, an increase of 31 percent year over year, driven by classified print and preprint revenue.
Estate and Corporate Income Taxes are changing next year, and business owners and executives should know the details. The PBN Summit on November 6th will provide those details and more - including how much Obamacare's Employer Mandate could cost.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.