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NOAA HAS SETTLED its civil case against Carlos Rafael, known as the "Codfather," for $3 million and requirements that Rafael relinquish his permits and divest from his fishing assets. NOAA said the settlement will speed up the return of Rafael's assets to productive use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS

Civil case against ‘Codfather’ settled for $3 million and a divestiture...

NEW BEDFORD – The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it had settled the federal civil case against Carlos Rafael and his fishing...
TWIN RIVER plan to lay off 100 casino workers due to the impact of Encore Boston Harbor casino on table games in Lincoln. Above, Marc Crisafulli, the newly named president of Rhode Island operations for Twin River Worldwide Holdings. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Twin River plans layoffs after Encore introduction

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. expects to lay off roughly 100 Rhode Island casino workers, the company confirmed Friday.The company cited a...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT In Rhode Island increased 5.2% year over year in July, the fastest rate of increase in New England./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment growth highest in New England in July

PROVIDENCE – The year-over-year construction employment growth rate in Rhode Island in July was the 15th-highest in the nation, according to the Associated General...
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England, despite a nearly half-percentage point decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. still has second highest unemployment rate in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in July was the second highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
ERICH JACOBS has been named the next president of the Jewelers Board of Trade. / COURTESY JEWELERS BOARD OF TRADE

Jewelers Board of Trade names new president

WARWICK – The Jewelers Board of Trade has named Erich Jacobs its new president, effective Aug. 31, JBT announced Thursday.Jacobs succeeds Richard Weisenfeld, who...
R.I. UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5%. The number of Rhode Island-based jobs increased in that time, but the number of employed Rhode Islanders declined. The labor force also shrank by 2,500 people year over year.

As R.I. unemployment declines and jobs grow, labor force shrinks

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5% in July, according to the R.I. Department...
CAPITAL PROPERTIES reported a profit of $466,000 in the second quarter of 2019.

Capital Properties reports $466K profit in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Capital Properties Inc. reported a $466,000 profit in the second quarter of 2019, a 9.9% decline year over year.Earnings per diluted share...
PROVIDENCE'S GENERAL Obligation bonds rating was upgraded to a BBB+ from a BBB and assigned a stable outlook by S&P Global Ratings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

S&P upgrades Providence general obligation rating

PROVIDENCE – S&P Global Ratings has upgraded the city’s general obligation debt rating to a BBB+ from a BBB, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced...
TUFTS HEALTH PLAN and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care have signed an agreement to merge.

Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care announce agreement to...

WATERTOWN, Mass. – Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care have signed an agreement to combine, the organizations announced Wednesday. The combined entity...
BONNIE MELLO, left, has been named CEO and president of LifeStream. She succeeds John Lataweic, right, who retired on Aug. 11. / COURTESY LIFESTREAM

Mello appointed CEO and president of LifeStream

NEW BEDFORD – Bonnie Mello has been named CEO and president of LifeStream Inc., the human service provider announced this week. Mello had served...
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