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AT THE ROTTEN ROBBIE station in Sunnyvale, Calif.,  gasoline was going for $3.499 per gallon and up on Friday - and diesel for $3.059 per gallon - as prices nationwide edged toward or above the $3 mark.  /

AAA: R.I. gas prices near $3/gallon

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen for the 12th consecutive week and are nearing $3 per gallon, according to AAA Southern...

Global expansion fuels U.S. stock markets

Overseas demand appears to be driving the nation’s current bull market, Bloomberg News reports. Leading the way are China, whose economy expanded at an...

PBN among R.I. journalism honorees

The Providence Business News was among 21 Rhode Island newspapers and magazines recognized by the Rhode Island Press Association at its annual banquet...
N.E. SOFTWARE VENTURES - such as Tizra Inc. of Providence, which last week announced a $500,000 investment from Slater Technology Fund to complete and market its Web-based AgilePublisher publishing and distribution service for PDFs - also attracted more investment in the first quarter of 2007 than in the final quarter of 2006. Above, Tizra partners David Durand, left, Francisco Rosa, back, Abe Dane, right, and Anne Orens outside their office at Durand's East Side home. /

N.E. draws 29% more venture capital in 1Q

BOSTON – New England companies attracted $975.5 million in venture capital in the first quarter, 29 percent more than the preceding quarter’s investment total,...

Online tool finds Mass. sites for biotech

BOSTON – An online site-selection tool for biotechnology companies looking to operate or expand in the Bay State was unveiled today at the 2007...
AN AERIAL VIEW of the former Hope Global manufacturing facility that Precision Park Partners has just purchased shows how close the property is to Interstate 295. /

Local investors take $10.8M plunge

Despite the continuing contraction of manufacturing activity in Rhode Island, the market for industrial space continues to be active, at least based on a...
CREATING an atmosphere where employees want to get involved is part of Item Group's 'flat' or 'horizontal' management structure. /

Item finds new home with room to grow

It took two years to find a new permanent home for Item Group, but only two days to make an offer on the 80,000-square-foot...
A CRANE drops the Blackstone Valley Explorer in the water in Central Falls. The boat is used for tours highlighting the region?s history and natural beauty. /

Event highlights benefits <br>of ‘green’ tourism efforts

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s strategy in northern Rhode Island has become an international model for sustainable tourism, a new movement in the industry...
OYSTERS GROWN at Moonstone Oysters' farm are ready to be shipped. /

Aquaculture is growing fast in R.I.

The first oyster farm in Rhode Island was started in 1798, but until now aquaculture has been practiced here on a small scale. But...
'THE LOOK' EXHIBIT at Rough Point features this black strapless dress by Christian Dior for Yves St. Laurent, circa 1959. /

Big turnover in Newport hospitality

Visitors to Newport this summer will find a host of new events, hotel accommodations, restaurants and shops, following an unusually dynamic off-season for the...
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