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WATERSON TERMINAL Services, which manages the Port of Providence, will now provide stevedoring services at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal and the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY LAUZON

Waterson Terminal Services expands stevedoring to two more local ports

PROVIDENCE – Waterson Terminal Services will expand its stevedoring services to two additional ports in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, the company announced Wednesday.The...

Productivity in U.S. climbs 2.9%, fastest pace in 3 years

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States accelerated by more than expected to the fastest pace since 2015 while labor costs fell, amid...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

U.S. small-business optimism climbs to second highest on record

NEW YORK - A gauge of optimism among United States small-business owners increased to the second highest on record as companies benefited from tax cuts...

Rhode Island ranks low on small-business friendliness survey

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 48 in the nation for small-business friendliness in a survey conducted by Thumbtack Inc. and released Tuesday.In its...
SHOPPERS USE SMARTPHONES at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio.The digitally native GenZ cohort is predicted to change the face of the U.S, economy in the coming years, perhaps no more so than in the retail and cash management arenas. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Move over millennials, it’s Gen Z’s turn to kill off industries

NEW YORK – Millennials have been accused of killing so many products and industries – taxis, landlines, snail mail – that it’s become a...
THE JUNE 2018 CCI was measured at 83 - a nine point dip from May as well as from June 2017. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

June CCI: R.I. ends 2018 second quarter well

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Categorizing the state’s second-quarter performance as ending on a positive note, University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro measured the June...
THE CONSUMER PRICE Index for the Northeast region of the U.S. increased 2.7 percent year over year in July, compared with a 2.9 percent increase in the average U.S. city. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Northeast CPI increases 2.7% in July

PROVIDENCE – The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast region increased 2.7 percent year over year in July, compared with 2.9 percent nationally, according...

Ocean State Job Lot partners up to bring wellness to 131...

Healthiest Employees: 2,000-4,999 Employees | #5. Ocean State Job Lot CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman Number of employees: 2,305Ocean State Job Lot in North Kingstown, a...

PBN’s Top 5: Engineering Firms

PBN’s list of the top five engineering firms, ranked by number of licensed engineers. For more information, or to purchase one of our top lists, visit HERE or reach...

Tronc soars on report that it may sell newspapers to buyout...

NEW YORK - Tronc Inc., the publishing chain that owns the Chicago Tribune, rallied the most in six months on a report that it’s considering...
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