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Mark S. Murphy

Mark S. Murphy joined Providence Business News as the newspaper’s editor in November 2005. He previously had served as the editor of Golf World Business, after working in a variety of editing positions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murphy holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College, a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a master of business administration from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business.
FOR PERSONAL INCOME TAX,  Rhode Island ranked 24th nationwide,  Massachusetts was 7th and Connecticut was 11th. /

State analysis: R.I. 11th in nation for tax burden

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Revenue today released an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data for fiscal year 2006 that places the state...
COL. DEAN ESSERMAN has presided over dramatic changes at the Providence Police Department. /

It takes community to police a community, says chief

Col. Dean M. Esserman is emphatic. Although he has agreed to take part in a Q&A, he wants the story to be about the...
WILLIAM F. HATFIELD, the head of Bank of America in Rhode Island, says the state has plenty of business opportunities. /

Hatfield sees cooperation, <br>progress ahead for the state

As the head of Bank of America in Rhode Island – the country’s largest bank and second in the state by deposit market share...
TOM KELLOGG sits among many of the products that his company, parsonsKellogg, supplies to corporations looking to reward 
customers or staff, including customized golf balls, apparel and luggage.

From golf ball logos to a business

The way Tom Kellogg looks at it, he’s stuck. He figures that as recently as a couple of years ago, had he wanted to,...
LAURENT VERNEREY, president and CEO of APC-MGE, says the unit could influence how all of Schneider Electric does business. /

APC-MGE poised to break out<br> onto the global stage

With his move to Rhode Island from Australia, Laurent Vernerey is a living example of what the purchase of APC by Schneider Electric is...
The Procaccianti Group wants to build year-round attractions in Newport, such as an indoor water park. /

A Grand new vision for Newport

The Procaccianti Group last week unveiled plans for as much as $1.4 billion of development on 75 acres of Newport’s North End, including entertainment...
THE NORTH END, as envisioned by TPG and TRO Jung | Brannen after the completion of the $1.4 billion private development.  /

TPG unveils $1.4B ‘O2’ development plan <br>that begins with buying Newport...

NEWPORT – The Procaccianti Group, joined by business leaders and elected officials from Newport and Aquidneck Island, today announced the beginning of an entertainment/residential/commercial...
HALL OF FAME football coach Don Shula came to Providence March 1 for the opening of his restaurant in the Hilton Hotel.  /

Success is as success does, in football or in business

Don Shula says it wasn’t his idea to get into the restaurant business, but it’s been a successful endeavor: His company’s revenue is reported...

Deficit, health costs seen as<br> major challenges for R.I.

If there is one thing that the region’s business leaders and consumers agree on, it is that the state’s deficit represents a real challenge...
AFTER: A $7.7 million project that brought together Rhode Island Country Club, Save the Bay and government officials has removed the hated reeds and restored the marsh. /

Salt marsh project helps nature and golfers

It sounds like a plague that Greek gods would rain down on their enemies: phragmites (pronounced frag-mighties). It may not be the product of...
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