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PROVIDENCE – A state representative has introduced legislation aimed at encouraging so-called “angel” investors to give backing to Rhode Island businesses. more
There is an interesting aspect to the definition of “appetizer.” A secondary definition after its main meaning – a food or drink usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite – describes an appetizer as a before-dinner food served if there is to be a long wait for the main dish. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts’ highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Middletown-based Rite Solutions has an issue with companies that are no longer small being “grandfathered” in when it comes to competing for U.S. Department of Defense contracts. The 14-year-old company has 125 employees and specializes in submarine-combat-systems software development and does work mainly for the U.S. Navy. more
Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward last week, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer – and potentially bumpier – than previously expected. more
Virtual technology developer Worlds Online Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sigal Consulting LLC, a Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in licensing and developing medical marijuana facilities, including the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center in Providence. more
The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has awarded $1.16 million in grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to local public and private schools and school districts. more
To the Editor: The Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) deeply appreciates the vote of support for job training expressed in the PBN’s editorial entitled “Broad job training efforts a good sign” (4/15/13). The editorial specifically commends the GWB for two grants recently awarded to Amos House in Providence and Connecting Children and Families in Woonsocket to partner with employers in the food-service industry to train 120 homeless, unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders. These awards were two of 10 Innovative Partnership grants – totaling nearly $2 million – that were announced in March by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee to support innovative business-education partnerships that will prepare unemployed Rhode Islanders with the skills that businesses need to fill current and future vacancies in high-growth occupations and industries. more
Rhode Island earned the No. 37 slot on Chief Executive Magazine’s list of the “2013 Best & Worst States for Businesses,” moving two spots up from its 2012 ranking. more
Rhode Island has been selected as the 14th partner state in the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a program that helps states assess the costs and benefits of fiscal policy options and make better decisions based on informed results, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced. more
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