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Bill would put cap on interest rates

It’s one of the most common consumer complaints that Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch’s office gets, spokesman Michael Healy says: Credit card interest rates...

Company size is largest variable in gay-union benefits

When gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Cynthia Butler said, there was initially a lot of concern in human resources offices about how this...
HOMEOWNER Eleanor Martin, who managed to escape an ARM whose payments would have risen beyond her means, spoke at U.S. Sen. Jack Reed's unveiling of legislation to expand federal foreclosure-prevention services. /

Reed unveils bill to help homeowners in trouble

In response to climbing foreclosure rates in Rhode Island and around the nation, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has helped to create HOPE, in the...
THOMAS NILES, executive vice president of The Procaccianti Group, shows an artist?s concept for what is now the parking lot of Newport Grand. /

Procaccianti outlines Newport plan to local leaders

When The Procaccianti Group first presented its O2 Newport proposal last month, the developer said it would solicit extensive public input to flesh out...
GETTING TOURISTS to return to the state yearly is part of what tourism leaders are hoping to do via projects including the new lobby of the Dunkin? Donuts Center, now under construction. /

Sports events viewed as big way to draw visitors

An increased effort to sell Rhode Island as a destination for sporting events has started to show results, and the state’s tourism leaders expect...

Joining forces to help the homeless

Amid rising homelessness in Rhode Island, Amos House has launched a program that pairs up homeless families with local churches to help them with...
THE SMOKESTACK of the Union Paper Co. building in Providence is one of many high spots where local wireless service providers have mounted antennae. /

With cellular sites, invisible is best

At the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Cranston, people are able to reach out and touch someone – and it has nothing to...
AN AERIAL VIEW of the former Hope Global manufacturing facility that Precision Park Partners has just purchased shows how close the property is to Interstate 295. /

Local investors take $10.8M plunge

Despite the continuing contraction of manufacturing activity in Rhode Island, the market for industrial space continues to be active, at least based on a...
THE HAMPTON INN to be built off Division Street in Pawtucket is seen as the potential linchpin for redevelopment of the city's waterfront.  /

Pawtucket Hampton Inn plans nearing fruition

A long-delayed plan to build a Hampton Inn on Pawtucket’s waterfront is finally moving forward, with construction expected to begin this summer, after all...
THE MIRIAM team shared its expertise but also learned plenty at Ha' Emek Medical Center. Above, from left, Carolyn Moalem and Larry Rich, of Ha'Emek; Jessica and Jeffrey Brier from Miriam; Dr. David Almog of Ha'Emek; Miriam's Dr. Gary Bubly and Lisa Baumhover; Ha'Emek CEO Dr. Orna Blondheim; Miriam's Michele Azevedo and Dr. David Boslough; and Ha'Emek's Mary Azriel and Dr. Tuvia Tiosano. /

Miriam team finds plenty to teach, learn in Israel

During a recent trip to the Ha’ Emek Medical Center in Israel, Dr. Gary Bubly and other staff members from The Miriam Hospital saw...

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