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DEVIN FERBERG (left) and Jason Rider (right) are computer store technicians at The Right Click, an IT service company now offering pay-what-you-can services to clients. / COURTESY THE RIGHT CLICK

Stepping Up: The Right Click shifts to pay-what-you-can IT services for...

PROVIDENCE – As an IT service and computer repair company, The Right Click had an easier time than some transitioning to virtual work. The problem...

R.I. banks say they are ready to weather the coronavirus storm

PROVIDENCE – Plunging stock markets. Near-zero interest rates. An economic slowdown, social distancing and self-quarantines. Any one of these alone could spell trouble for...
IDLE EQUIPMENT: Joan Sousa, XRA Medical Imaging director of operations, stands near one of the imaging machines at the company’s Cranston location. XRA Medical Imaging has seen a big decline in patient volume, which has led to layoffs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices

On March 13, XRA Medical Imaging was recruiting radiologists, secretaries and technicians to fill job openings at its Rhode Island locations. Seven days later, things...
Nellie M. Gorbea

Gorbea extends voter-registration deadlines before June 2 primary

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island residents will have more time to register to vote or disaffiliate from a political party before the state’s June 2...

Stepping Up: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church brings faith to...

EAST GREENWICH - Rev. Joshua Barrow is something of an anomaly for his generation.  For one thing, he’s a Catholic priest. He also has bucked...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said that Rhode Island has identified 165 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. coronavirus cases reach 165; Raimondo orders visitors from N.Y. to...

PROVIDENCE – The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island increased by 33 Thursday, bringing the state total to 165, according to Gov....

Stepping Up: Steer PVD helps community groups put out PSAs free...

PROVIDENCE – “Community-driven” is how Carlos Toro describes his video production company, Steer PVD. Whether it’s a collaboration with Mystic Aquarium on a digital exhibit...
THE 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES Rhode Island program is accepting applications for its tenth cohort. The program has had 227 Rhode Island small businesses participate in the program over its three years of operation.

Goldman Sachs survey: Small businesses lack funding to operate in the...

PROVIDENCE – Half of U.S. small business owners don’t have enough money to operate for more than three months in the current economic climate...

Five Questions With: Michael Ice

Michael Ice is a senior finance lecturer at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration with more than 30 years of experience...

What bank customers need to know: COVID-19 edition

PROVIDENCE – From reducing branch hours to deferring loan payments, banks across the state and the country are changing practices and policies in response...

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R.I. has first two deaths related to COVID-19; Raimondo issues stay-at-home order / Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices