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Mass. leads nation, R.I. second in e-prescribing

NEW ORLEANS – An alliance of chain and independent pharmacies and SureScripts, a company that operates the national Pharmacy Health Information Exchange, last week...

LIN TV 4Q revenue rises 40% on political ads

PROVIDENCE – LIN TV Corp. said last week that its net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $129.1 million, up 40 percent...

Im-aj honored for R.I. Housing, Crossroads ads

Im-aj Communications and Design has been honored in the Service Industry Advertising Awards, a national competition, for television ads it created for Rhode Island...
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Celebrating 70 years of radio

A new exhibit at Brown University celebrates 70 years of student radio.It includes photos, posters, stickers and an audio documentary chronicling students’ reasons for...
FROM LEFT, Michael Fanton, executive director of Ronald McDonald House, Bill Stamp and Karla Young, of the R.I. Farm Bureau, center, and Linda King, house manager of the Ronald McDonald House in Providence. /

Food drive aids Ronald McDonald House

As part of Food Check-Out Week, the R.I. Farm Bureau sponsored a food drive on behalf of Ronald McDonald House, a nonprofit that provides...
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R.I. union membership rate<br> is 11th in U.S., 2nd in N.E.

CRANSTON – Union membership in Rhode Island last year declined by 3,000 workers, but the state still had the second-highest membership rate in New...
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Pa. firm plans distribution center<br> in Johnston

JOHNSTON – Local, state and company officials joined in announcing plans by West Chester, Pa.-based transportation and logistics firm A. Duie Pyle Inc. to...
THE CONSERVATORY, at 12,000 square feet, with a 40-foot ceiling, is New England's largest indoor public garden. Above, a palm soars behind a flowering bird of paradise.  /

Rogers Williams Park’s new conservatory opens

PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline, Parks Supt. Alix R. Ogden and other dignitaries today joined in opening the new conservancy at the Roger...

U.S. stocks dip; Fed again says recession unlikely

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks dropped this morning as a Federal Reserve official acknowledged there “could be” a recession and analysts including top-rated strategists...

Consumer sentiment dips in Reuters/UMich report

U.S. consumer confidence fell in February to 91.3 points, from January’s two-year high of 96.9, as fuel prices resumed their rise, according to a...
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