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R.I. restaurants can lead the way to healthier eating

Obesity has replaced smoking as the biggest health issue in the United States. In the past, when overweight adults were the only ones contributing...
Champe Spiedel, owner of Persimmon in Bristol, says that clusters of restaurants heighten competition among eateries. /

Bristol is home to more than famous parade

Welcome to Bristol, home of the nation’s oldest Fourth of July parade and another exceptional neighborhood in which to dine. In about a six-block...

The local global marketplace

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders, representing small and large businesses in a variety of industries...
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Data security starts with safe staff behavior

Firewalls, encryption software, passwords and other security measures are essential for businesses. But keeping confidential data safe requires more than advanced technological tools. As...

Business partners usually split after a divorce

It is an unfortunate American reality that half of all first marriages and nearly 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. When business...
‘My job is to help them grow that wealth in a manner consistent with their objectives.’ /

Financial adviser named Wachovia vice president

Eileen Leonard has been named senior vice president, investment officer at Wachovia Securities. She is a financial adviser in the firm’s Providence office. Leonard...
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2008 sees great new Web tools

Dear Dan: What are some of the best new Web-based tools and technologies you’ve seen lately for small business? – Keeping UpDear...
DONNA CUPELO, regional president for Rhode Island and Massachusetts at Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), says despite the lagging economy, her company expects to grow in southeastern New England. /

R.I. well-positioned to ride out the economic storm

(Third in a series of Newsmaker interviews with business-community leaders focusing on the state’s budget deficit and the economy.) As Verizon’s regional president, Donna Cupelo...

Bill to pad local bids deserves to sink

No matter what they say, it just does not appear that Rhode Island’s legislators appreciate the scope of the state’s budget crisis. The most...

Promet deserves to keep its property

The R.I. Supreme Court’s decision to support Promet Marine Services Corp.’s bid to buy the 5-acre waterfront parcel it operates on is a victory...
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