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URI PRESIDENT Robert L. Carothers is concerned that employers are pushing colleges to focus too narrowly on job skills. /

On what skills should colleges focus?

The state’s colleges and universities are under increasing pressure from the state and the business community to produce graduates who are ready for the...

Luxury home plans use several ‘green’ concepts

The Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth has drawn plenty of attention for its luxury facilities and the 21-story tower and “cottages” being built on...

Judge’s ruling doesn’t end<br> debate over lead verdict

A year after a state jury found that lead paint was a public nuisance in Rhode Island and the Sherwin-Williams Co. and two other...

Hot market: Translating for European companies

The differences tend to be subtle, but they can make a difference for European companies hoping to make inroads in the United States. What...

New smart-growth group launched in Providence

A new advocacy organization was launched last week that aims to promote cutting-edge urban planning and development practices in Providence and surrounding communities. Greater City:...

Whole Foods sees excursions as crucial

Mimi Leduc said she never experienced a corporate outing before two years ago, when she joined the Whole Foods Market staff at University Heights...

Is your company ready to ‘swirl and sip’?

My favorite episodes of “The Office,” NBC’s so-real-it’s-scary sitcom, always involve the party planning committee. This austere group is headed by Angela, who –...
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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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