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JOHN GROSVENOR, left, CEO of Newport Collaborative, speaks yesterday with David Johnson, deputy minister of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, exploring the possibility of development and historic preservation projects in Nassau. /

Fertile ground for Rhode Island skills

Second in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas.NASSAU, the Bahamas – It was 9:15 a.m. when Newport Collaborative CEO John...
SUNNY WEATHER and Mother's Day (May 14) gave U.S. retail sales a boost last week, according to the ICSC-UBS report. Above, a woman walks past an Express in New York last Friday as another women pauses to talk on her cell phone.  /

ICSC: Retail sales last week rose 0.8%

NEW YORK – Sales at U.S. retail stores open at least one year increased 0.8 percent over the past week, after falling 0.6 percent...

Consumer prices edge up 0.4% in April

WASHINGTON – The seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) last month rose 0.4 percent to 2.6 percent above its year-ago...
THE TRADE MISSION was welcomed to the Bahamas with a reception yesterday at the home of Brendt Hardt, charge de affairs for the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. From left, Eric Offenberg, founder of Middletown-based North East Engineers, and Keith W. Stokes, director of the Newport County Chamber, talk with Hardt during the party. /

A sunny destination for business

First in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas.We arrived in Nassau, the Bahamas, yesterday at 1:10 p.m.“It’s not hot...
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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 1¢ to $2.989

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices rose for the 13th consecutive week but remained just shy of $3 per gallon, according to AAA Southern...
SAUL KAPLAN, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, chats with Dr. Annie De Groot, CEO of Epivax, in front of the state's booth at BIO 2007. /

R.I. courts biotechnology firms <br> at international gathering in Boston

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick grabbed national headlines at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s international convention in Boston last week with his pledge to invest $1.25...

Davol building new HQ to grow into

A booming plastic-surgery market and other favorable trends have made Davol Inc. outgrow its Cranston home, so it’s having a developer build it a...

Joining forces to help the homeless

Amid rising homelessness in Rhode Island, Amos House has launched a program that pairs up homeless families with local churches to help them with...
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PPS lists 11 properties at greatest risk

After a three-year hiatus, the Providence Preservation Society has once again compiled a list of “most endangered properties” in the city, including the Episcopal...
ENTREPRENEURS with sales of at least half a million dollars will make up the membership of the new Enterprise Club of Rhode Island, founded by Jeff Deckman, left, and Robert Fiske. /

New club focuses on successful R.I. entrepreneurs

Frank Lubrano, an accomplished entrepreneur and owner of Lubrano Value Advisors LLC, said his first reaction to the creation of the Enterprise Club of...
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