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The R.I. State Retirement Commission last month decided to cut its roughly $1 billion investment into hedge funds in half, saying the asset has underperformed and cost the state too much in fees over the last five years. The precarious … more
Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, a roll good manufacturer of nonwoven textiles, has purchased a new manufacturing line that will allow it to expand its production capacity this year, and will add 15 new specialized jobs. more
(Updated 11:02 a.m.) Textron Inc. plans to restructure and align its businesses through employee reductions and facility consolidations, but no changes are planned for the company’s headquarters in Providence, a spokesman said Wednesday. more
(Updated 11:57 a.m. and 9:02 a.m.) For the second time in recent weeks, Carousel Industries Inc. has announced an acquisition. more
The state’s Current Conditions Index remains at 75 for the third consecutive month, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
Stefan Pryor has reached his second anniversary as Rhode Island's first commerce secretary, a role that puts him at the intersection of job creation, business and housing development. more
Linda Aldrich, port closing/quality-control specialist with The Washington Trust Co., recently received the bank's Community Service Award. Aldrich was awarded $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization of her choice. The Community Service Award recognizes a Washington Trust employee who has made significant contributions to the local community, representing the bank's core value of "community" and serving as a role model for his or her fellow employees. more
Joe Rando, CEO and president of a small tech company, doesn't hesitate to describe the importance of public incentives in encouraging his company to move less than 20 miles, over the Massachusetts line, to Providence. Without the $521,000 … more
In June Kim Keck became the seventh president and CEO, and the first woman to hold both posts, in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island's 77-year history. A Cumberland native, Keck spent the previous 28 years navigating multiple leadership roles … more
According to "The Yogi Book," when the late Yogi Berra was playing in the minor leagues for the Newark Bears before joining the New York Yankees for his Hall of Fame career, his manager told him not to swing at balls out of the strike zone. … more
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