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Bernanke, Fed forecast get mixed reception from Dems

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, in his first clash with the Democrat-controlled House, signaled that the central bank may need to...

AAA: R.I. gasoline prices rise <br>6 cents, to $2.39 per gallon

Rhode Island gasoline prices rose an average of 6 cents per gallon over the past week, to the same level as a year ago,...
SPECIAL OLYMPICS Rhode Island Executive Director Michael McGover, left, and athlete Michael Luca with Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Rob Batista, whose shop in North Kingstown raised $648 during this winter's promotion. /

Dunkin’ Donuts promo raises $43,400 for charity

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees this winter raised $43,419 for Special Olympics Rhode Island through their annual Pound of Coffee promotion. They donated 25 cents for...

Selling Paramount’s assets

The remaining assets of Paramount Cards – the 100-year-old Pawtucket company that had been the nation's third-largest card maker until it closed abruptly last...

A growing challenge at the ACI

For some departments in state government, shaving the budget is difficult. For the R.I. Department of Corrections, it's virtually impossible, says Director A.T. Wall. In...

$63.8M in facilities projects proposed in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Office of Health Systems Development at the R.I. Department of Health this month received six “certificate of need” applications for a...
REVENUE FROM Newport Grand has fallen short of projections, so state officials are eager to see the facility expanded and revamped. /

Newport zoning can’t stop Grand plan

A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newport to stop trying to block an expansion of Newport Grand and issue the required...
IS IT ADVERTISING? Lawyer Jon Pincince says he uses his blog, above, to keep up with current events, not to attract clients. But he has gotten business because of the exposure. /

Regulators in quandary over lawyers’ blogs

Wakefield attorney Jon Pincince says he keeps a blog on Rhode Island legal issues, court cases, laws, legislation, social issues and political issues mostly...

Consumer unit reaches out to R.I. businesses

It's hard enough running a small business, and it's harder in Rhode Island, with its relatively high taxes and high benefits and utilities costs,...
DAVID AND MARK EXTER, of S & W Television & Appliance Co., are taking on the big retail stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy, not only with their prices, but with the personal touches the big stores can't provide. /

Who’s afraid of the big-box stores?

S & W Television & Appliance Co. BUSINESS TYPE: Independent appliance retailer OWNER: Mark Exter LOCATION: 2735 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence EMPLOYEES: Seven full-time, two part-time (including owner) YEAR FOUNDED: 1946 ANNUAL...
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