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SBA says Clinton budget is an investment in small biz

President Clinton's fiscal year 2000 budget proposal is winning high marks from the federal Small Business Administration. According to SBA Administrator Aida Alvarez, if adopted...

Top gun

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Colt's Manufacturing Co. is targeting a wider market in the gunmaker's most aggressive expansion plan since the Vietnam War.The company...

Editorials

Alpha-Beta In 1993, when the Rhode Island Port Authority and the then-Department of Economic Development issued $30 million in bonds and lent the proceeds...

Massachusetts News Briefs

Consumers fighting ATM surcharges BOSTON -- Consumers are fighting the state's banks that imposed ATM surcharges on their non-customers in September. Their weapon of...

Rhode Island News Briefs

Reed, Kennedy say Clinton budget helps RI WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jack Reed and U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy were hailing President Clinton's budget proposal...

Jobs to be lost in merger

About 250 jobs will be cut through voluntary retirement and attrition, under the proposed merger of New England Electric System and Eastern Utilities Associates....

Mass. hospitals complain HMOs are slow payers

BOSTON (AP) -- Some hospitals in Massachusetts complain that large health maintenance organizations are late in paying them, and that overloaded computers may be...

President of J.H. French Co. donates $1 million to alma mater

A $1 million gift from Jack Keigwin, a 1959 Bates College graduate, and his wife, Beverly, has funded a major environmental restoration project and...

Budget office says revenues are up 6.7%

According to Stephen P. McAllister, state budget officer, general revenue collections have totaled $871.4 million for the first half of the fiscal year -...

Homes sell at record pace in December Nation’s housing hits all-time...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Driven by steady economic growth, low unemployment and extremely favorable housing affordability conditions, the 1998 housing market posted an all-time high number...
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