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For decades the military has provided a lifeline for American manufacturers such as Rhode Island Textile Co. in Pawtucket competing against cheaper overseas factories. more
For Jeffrey R. Cares, chairman and founder of Newport-based Alidade Inc., a small research and analysis firm working on the future of the military, his laptop is command central. more
With critics calling for radical change to the R.I. Economic Development Corporation in the wake of the 38 Studios disaster, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee turned to Marcel A. Valois, a trusted name who had run the quasi-state agency 16 years earlier. And within weeks, the choice seemed to have a calming effect on the organization, which had just been overhauled and seen the departure of a large portion of management. more
The Mass. Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the selection of the first 20 registered marijuana dispensaries on Friday, including two in Bristol County. more
David Anderson, president of Skillbuilders, first became acquainted with so-called “patent trolls” in 2011. The 19-year-old software company based in South Kingstown has an international client roster. more
The Rhode Island state pension fund grew by $426 million in fiscal 2013 to $7.7 billion, the state Office of the Auditor General said Thursday. more
Daniel Shedd, president of Taylor Box Co. in Warren, is optimistic about the long-term prospects of HealthSource RI, the state’s new health-benefits exchange, and expects most small businesses will eventually use it to get insurance. more
Two monumental technology projects are in motion in Rhode Island. The most well-known one is HealthSource RI, the state’s health-benefits exchange that went online Oct. 1. more
With less than two months until the General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Jan. 7, many members of the state’s business community are eager to douse legislators with recommendations in hopes of cranking up the often-sluggish pace of change required to make the state more business-friendly. more
According to a new state report, Rhode Island’s commercial health-insurance carriers increased their primary care spending by 37.2 percent between 2008 and 2012. more
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