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SURFS UP: Pete Pan, co-owner of Narragansett Surf and Skate, says business doubles when a hurricane is near. / PBN PHOTO/JOE MCGOVERN

Bad weather brightens day for R.I. surf shops

Hurricane season often causes concern for many local businesses, but for Rhode Island’s surfers and surf shops, it can be the most wonderful time...

Extreme thrift pulls firm through downturn

Precix Inc., a manufacturer of O-rings and seals for the automotive, aerospace and energy industries, experienced the recent recession earlier than a lot of...

Slapped by hurricane, insurer comes back

Like many insurance businesses, Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. endured a difficult test not quite a year ago, when Hurricane Sandy blew a swatch of...

Embrace thrives by nurturing its employees

Middletown-based Embrace Home Loans continues to enjoy strong growth in 2013, mainly, said President Kurt Noyce, because of the investment it makes in the...
POSITIVE ENERGY: The cabin of the Greenline GL 40 hybrid boat, the world’s only production-built diesel-, electric- and solar-powered boat, which will be at this year’s Newport International Boat Show. / COURTESY NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Tech advances on display at Newport boat show

From keeping a boat maintaining its exact position in the water without an anchor, to consulting the eight manuals your boat requires on the...
JEROME SANES, professor of neuroscience at Brown University, has been selected to lead the COBRE Center for Central Nervous System Function, which is being established by the university thanks to a National Institute for General Medical Sciences grant of $11 million over five years. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/KATHRYN TRINGALE

Brown garners $11M grant to study neuroscience of attention

PROVIDENCE – Using an $11 million grant from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, Brown University is creating a new research center to...
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