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A Pittsfield, Mass.-based discount travel business and its affiliate have been ordered by a court to stop using alleged deceptive marketing to sell travel memberships, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
At the Smith Hill Early Childhood Learning Center in Providence, enrollment for children has almost doubled over two years with improved ratings from BrightStars, a nonprofit that is expanding to meet the demand for quality child care. more
The Region 1 director of the National Labor Relations Board has approved a settlement regarding workers’ complaints involving the Renaissance Providence Hotel. more
The headline at first glance seems like a contradiction: Job gains cast shadow on recovery. But the story is a complex one. more
The “knowledge economy” is a tantalizing vision as one path for Rhode Island to shake off the economic doldrums of its shrunken manufacturing base and maximize the talent and skill in the state’s colleges and forward-thinking businesses. more
The redevelopment of the 26-story, previously empty Bank of America building in Hartford, Conn., into apartments is not a model for redeveloping the Industrial Trust tower in Providence. But it does add to the discussion. 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
Rhode Island should prioritize its school building improvements and finance them with a “pay-as-you-go” approach, instead of borrowing, which costs the state millions of dollars in interest, a new R.I. Senate task force report has found. more
U.S. taxpayers would need to pay an average of $1,259 more a year to make up the federal and state taxes lost to corporations and individuals sheltering money in overseas tax havens, according to a report. more
Seven Rhode Island physicians are among 4,000 doctors and organizations nationwide who received at least $1 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an unprecedented and controversial set of data released this week. more
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