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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...

State’s film director looks to put R.I. in limelight

When Steven Feinberg sees a beautiful seascape, a cobblestone roadway or a vast open space in Rhode Island, he pictures it on...
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Rental housing developers sought in RI

Barnett said that last year the organization approved proposals totaling $34.8 million in development costs, because developers often go out and seek additional money....
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