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Downcity block transformation moves forward

Demolition to a dilapidated block of Downcity will resume next month as developer Arnold “Buff” Chace transforms the former home to Travelers Aid and...
Photo by Dan HuntA customer enjoys a cup of coffee at Bank Rhode Island's Pitman Street branch in Providence, one of three locations where the bank has set up "Internet cafes." This particular customer waited in teh cafe to talk to a loan officer last Monday.

BankRI’s Web cafes serve up retail element

Bank Rhode Island wants customers to visit one of three branches’ Internet cafés, sit down in front of a computer with a cup of...
Photo by Brian McDonaldExecutive director of Save The Bay, Curtis Spalding, said his group's mission is tied closely to business.

Bay director charts cleanup efforts, LNG proposal

H. Curtis Spalding Position: Executive director of Save The Bay Background: Spalding has been executive director of Save The Bay for 15 years. Prior to becoming...
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Identity theft’s double threat

Both business and personal assets could be at risk for some people Business owners, small-business owners in particular, may suffer even more at the hands...

Panel: New trade policy vital in offshoring debate

Offshoring is a sensitive topic among manufacturers and service-oriented industries that are losing thousands of jobs each year to countries overseas, but the debate...

EPC: Room for growth in education

English, math scores lag behind Bay State Rhode Island continues to make strides in work force development – from the K-12 level to college and...
Photo courtesy of Bloomberg NewsIn northern France, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship in this Bloomberg News file photo. European Union officials are challenging certain U.S. trade tax clauses that affect many of their imports.

EU suspends tariff, but discord lingers

European Union challenges provisions outlined in tax bill signed by President Bush U.S. trade officials and the European Union are at an impasse. After a...
Photo by Brian McDonaldJohn Haefele of Unetixs Vascular demonstrates the North Kingstown company's vascular diagnostic machine on Martine Moscovita. The innovative machines combine two kinds of imaging - ultrasounds and exams to look for vascular problems.

Company at heart of the matter

Diagnostic machines provide early detection of cardiovascular problems Unetixs Vascular Inc. President: Peter A. Moscovita Type of Business: Designer and manufacturer of vascular diagnostic machines Location: 115 Airport...

Businesswomen still find cultural barriers abound

More women are involved in international business than ever before, but stereotypes and cultural barriers still exist, according to one businesswoman and international business...

Market demands shift focus of condo project

Next month, Boston-based Intercontinental Developers Inc. plans to break ground on a $100 million residential high-rise project that will bring 193 luxury condominiums and...
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