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Rhode Island pension reformer may win battle, lose war

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo has experienced a meteoric rise to fame that most politicians can only envy. Raimondo, a 41-year-old...
OSHEAN PRESIDENT George Loftus knows that summer is often the busiest time for the members of the nonprofit broadband consortium. /

Five Questions With: George Loftus

As president and CEO of OSHEAN Inc., the nonprofit coalition of universities, hospitals, government agencies and other nonprofits, George Loftus has a front-row seat...
THE TOWN COMMON in Norton. The town is set to lose two of its largest employers and property-taxpayers, Sysco Boston and General Motors. /

Sysco exit, GM shutdown hit Norton hard

NORTON – A double whammy of bad economic news has hit this town of 19,222 recently, with its largest employer and taxpayer firming up...

Five Questions With: Christopher Dale

Christopher Dale is president and CEO of The Apex Technology Group Inc.PBN: Tell me about what you do at Apex. DALE: As the president and...
QUANTUM LEAP: Rodney Clifton, interim dean of
engineering at Brown University, works with former civil engineering student Emily Kunen on a semester project. /

Brown elevates engineering with new school

This week, Brown University becomes the last school in the Ivy League to turn its engineering program into a full-fledged School of Engineering. Administrators...
VESTED INTEREST: Jeffrey W. Morrill, CEO of NuOrtho Surgical Inc., with a
device designed to clean up torn cartilage. /

Technology firms find eager investors

The founders of NuOrtho Surgical Inc. picked what would seem to have been an inauspicious month to get a new company off the ground:...
CARCIERI or his successor will need to cut about $108 million from the $7.8 billion budget for next year if Congress does not provide extra Medicaid funding. /

Missing Medicaid funds worry Carcieri

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri is “very concerned” about the U.S. Senate’s failure to approve extra Medicaid assistance that state officials are depending...

Betaspring applications nearly triple

PROVIDENCE – Local startup incubator Betaspring LLC nearly tripled the number of applications it received this year from technology and design entrepreneurs seeking to...

Providence’s population still shrinking

(Updated, 10:45 a.m.)PROVIDENCE – The city’s population shrank slightly from 2008 to 2009, continuing a six-year trend of residential decline in the state capital,...
"GROWTH FACTORS have been a very active area of research since the 1970s, and there have been many attempts to develop them as drugs to treat all sorts of diseases," Cytosolv co-founder Moses Goddard said. /

Five Questions With: Moses Goddard

Dr. Moses Goddard is co-founder of Cytosolv Inc. in Providence and an associate professor of surgery at Brown University.PBN: Could you explain the research...
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