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IN STRIDE: Joan Pierre, left, receives a certificate from Stepping Up career adviser and community liaison Erin Cheschi at a graduation ceremony at Women & Infants Hospital. Twenty-one students graduated from the Healthcare Career Orientation Program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stepping Up to bridge skills gap

Rhode Island is facing a current and future shortage of experienced nurses – but that doesn’t mean getting a job in the industry is...

Assembly panel may decide fate of car-service apps

Rhode Island is back at war with car-service apps Uber and Lyft. On Thanksgiving week, state regulators reinstated a controversial $40 minimum charge for all...

Popularity of natural gas costing electricity users

Call it the natural gas paradox: The more abundant and inexpensive the fuel becomes, the more it seems to cost New England electricity users. For...
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: DiSanto, Priest & Co. saw the landscape shifting in the accounting profession toward diversified services and responded nine years ago with the creation of the Bentley Group. Above, Managing Partner Emilio Colapietro, left, with Director of Business Development David DiSanto. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Diversification keeps firm growing

It’s almost not enough to be just a good accounting firm anymore. Increasingly, the leading CPA groups are growing, merging and expanding into financial...
QUICK FITTING, a Warwick plumbing equipment manufacturer, has received approval to solicit and accept foreign investment under the federal EB-5 visa program. In addition, the company has been approved to be a regional center to channel other such investments to manufacturers in the region. / COURTESY QUICK FITTING

Visa/investment program set to bring capital, jobs to R.I.

WARWICK – Plumbing equipment manufacturer Quick Fitting Inc. has secured approval from U.S. immigration officials to broker investments in Rhode Island manufacturers from foreign...

DOT: Raising planned pedestrian bridge too costly

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s top transportation official has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the campaign to raise the height of a planned Providence...
THIS IS A RENDERING OF THE 17-story hotel and apartment tower on Federal Hill proposed by West X Capital. A City Council committee recommended reversing a provision within the city's zoning - just hours after the mayor signed it -  that would have allowed a 200-foot building at 210 West Exchange St. West X wanted to tear the existing building down and construct a mixed-use tower in its place that would include a 136-room Starwood-affiliated hotel with 198 apartments in the floors above it. / COURTESY WEST X CAPITAL

City Council committee nixes zone change for 17-story hotel, apartments in...

PROVIDENCE – A zoning change paving the way for construction of a 17-story hotel and apartment tower on Federal Hill may be wiped off...

Providence Mayor Taveras signs into law revised city zoning code

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Angel Taveras Monday signed into law the first full revision of the city’s zoning code in two decades, a series of...
THE RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS said that Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 5 percent in October and the median price of those sales jumped 14 percent compared with the same period last year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

R.I. home sales, median home price rise in October

WARWICK - Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 5 percent in October and the median price of those sales spiked 14 percent compared with...

Developer negotiating with panel for Fox Point land

PROVIDENCE – A city developer has entered into exclusive negotiations with the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission to purchase a piece of former highway land...

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