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GRADUATE STUDENTS at Brown's new Microsoft Center for Pen-Centric Computing are working on new technologies such as the MusicPad, above, which allows composers to hand-write music notes on a tablet PC.

Microsoft pledges $1.2M for Brown pen technology

If words are your language, a keyboard is your friend. With a little help from a mouse, you can easily enter text, edit it...
PBN Photo from Jan. 7, 1991
Shortly after his inauguration in January 1991, Gov. Bruce Sundlun, above, second from right, ordered several credit unions to close. Below, an angry depositor expressed
his concerns to state officials at a meeting.

Credit union crisis shook R.I., left deep scars

Throngs of angry depositors gathered in the parking lot outside of Woonsocket’s Marquette Credit Union in the summer of 1991. Like thousands of Rhode...
PBN front page from Nov. 3, 2003Fleet Rhode Island headquarters in Providence on Oct. 27, the day it was announced the the bank would be aquired

Change has been constant in R.I. banking scene

In just three years, a sign in front of a bank on Wakefield’s Main Street bore three different names. First it was Rhode Island...

Competitor sues Acushnet over golf ball patents

The Acushnet Co. had two days to bask in the glory of its fourth consecutive year of record operating income and revenue, because Feb....
Quonset Point in North Kingstown has long provided opportunities for commercial development and job growth. The port has been a topic of debate for many years.

Quonset Business Park: The land of opportunity

At the R.I. Economic Development Corporation’s offices in Providence, there’s a white board with a list of what Rhode Island needs to prosper in...

City’s river relocation spawns revitalization

They called it the “Chinese Wall.” A series of elevated railroad tracks cutting through Providence, it had become a sign of the city’s decline. It...

Restocking doesn’t ease overfishing concerns

It’s not as glamorous as “the City that Lit the World,” but it’s still a nice way to be known: For five years, New...

House hunting hinges on Web

Just recently, a Connecticut man called Lila Delman Real Estate in Narragansett to get information on properties in the $2-million to $5-million price range....

Verizon launches wellness guide

Aiming to help consumers navigate the world of health care, Verizon has consolidated listings in a new "Health and Wellness Guide" in the Verizon...

Fed raises rate to 1.25 percent,<br> maintains ‘measured’ pace

Federal Reserve policy-makers raised the U.S. benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point to 1.25 percent and reiterated that further increases can come at a "measured'' pace, as...
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