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PBN PHOTO AND HEADLINE FROM APRIL 9, 2001

Political corruption rocks R.I., impacts business

For a while, Robert A. Weygand got the same joke all the time. A fellow state representative would come up to him, shake his...

In brain science, great promise but many pitfalls, experts say at...

In the last few decades, scientists have made huge strides in mapping the human brain, using high-tech tools such as fMRI to show not...

As health insurance premiums rise, companies struggle to keep costs down

Donald Nokes has always offered health insurance to the entire staff at NetCenergy, a Warwick IT company founded in 2003. But it’s not been...

Thousands gaming Mass. insurance system, driving up costs for system

BOSTON – Massachusetts’ health reform has more than doubled the number of individuals buying their own coverage, from an average of 45,900 in 2006...
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Dr. John Moran with 1-year-old Giovani Andrade and his mother, Kim Andrade, at the Allen Berry Health Center. /

Reform could pave way for center expansions

The Chafee Health Center is bright, airy and modern, with large exam rooms, plenty of windows and a convenient location off Allens Avenue. It...
CHANGE IS COMING: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller said at last month’s summit that the biggest changes in health care reform, including the individual mandate, will come in 2014. /

Health changes to be historic, but gradual

For employers, here’s the good news: Daunting as health care reform may seem, it’s not going to affect you much for awhile, except perhaps...

Using code to make asset tracking more transparent

Rhode Island’s defense-contractor sector has helped produce a number of innovations aimed at helping the U.S. military. But only one company in the sector...
"YOU START with the phone calls, and the phones have been much busier in the past two months," said Rodman Real Estate Vice President Neil Amper. /

Five Questions With: Neil Amper

When the financial services industry bottomed out in September 2008, the commercial real estate market felt the effects. Reluctant lenders, combined with a contracting...

Mass. nears state worker pension reform

BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers are poised to make major changes to the state’s pension system, in a vote that is likely to lead to...
STATE LAWMAKERS ARE FACING a combined state budget shortfall of roughly $200 million over the next year, the Revenue and Caseload Estimating Conference found. /

Revenue projections continue free fall

PROVIDENCE – State budget officials are projecting that Rhode Island’s revenue will fall $200 million short of expectations for fiscal 2009 and 2010, adding...
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