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Attorney General: R.I. part of a $450M settlement with opioid maker...

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says he and attorney generals from 35 other states have reached a $450 million nationwide settlement with...
REBECCA CHHIM talks with staff members at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport in May 2021. Chhim was recently appointed head of the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department at NUWC. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Chhim named chief of NUWC Newport’s largest unit

NEWPORT – Tiverton resident Rebecca Chhim has been appointed the head of the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department, the largest department at the Naval...
THE LARGEST SHAREHOLDER of Bally's Corp. has offered to buy all outstanding shares of the publicly traded company that owns Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort and Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Hedge fund proposes $1.7B buyout of R.I.-based Bally’s

PROVIDENCE – A hedge fund and largest shareholder of Bally's Corp. – the Rhode Island-based company that operates the state's only two casinos –...
HASBRO INC. will have new leadership on Feb. 25, when Chris Cocks formally takes over as the Pawtucket-based toy company's CEO. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro names new CEO from within company

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has named its permanent replacement for Brian Goldner, the longtime CEO who died of cancer in October. Chris Cocks, a top...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE is mandating that students, faculty and staff get their COVID-19 booster shot for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 18. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College to require COVID-19 booster for spring semester

PROVIDENCE – Providence College has joined the list of local colleges to mandate COVID-19 booster vaccinations for students and employees before the start of...
FITCH RATINGS has upgraded the city of Providence financial outlook to "positive" and affirmed the "A-" rating for two of its general obligation bonds and its "BBB" issuer default rating for the city.

Fitch Ratings upgrades Providence’s financial outlook, affirms ratings

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence is holding steady financially, according to Fitch Ratings. The agency has affirmed "A-" ratings for two of the city's...
COVID-19-RELATED initial unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island have totaled 80,168 since March 9. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

1,419 more people seek R.I. pandemic unemployment assistance; UI claims rise...

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island climbed by 1,419 on Wednesday, to 80,659, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said...
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE hospitalized with COVD-19 in Rhode Island declined t0 206 on Sunday, the lowest number since early April. COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. reports seven new COVID-19-related deaths, 106 new cases on Sunday

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health reported seven COVID-19 deaths and 106 new cases on Sunday, and the number of people hospitalized with...
DELTA AIR LINES INC. announced Friday that it is suspending service at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick at least until Sept. 30. PBN FILE PHOTO / MIKE SKORSKI

Delta suspends all service at T.F. Green Airport

PROVIDENCE – Delta Air Lines Inc. has suspended flights in and out of T.F. Green Airport and nine other smaller airports nationwide, at least...
FORMER TWIN RIVER Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. addresses attendees at Providence Business News' Business Excellence Awards dinner in 2016. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Longtime Twin River chairman John Taylor ‘reluctantly’ steps down

LINCOLN – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. said Monday that he is “reluctantly” stepping down and giving up...
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