Sunday, April 11, 2021

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R.I. names new COVID-19 stimulus director

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration has hired a new director to oversee the state’s disbursement of federal COVID-19 stimulus funds. Dorothy Z. Pascale,...
THE NUMBER of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island totaled 70,294 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

Continuing unemployment claims decline in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island declined by 3,759 week to week to 70,294, the R.I. Department...

Proposed taxes on high-income earners draw pushback from business community

PROVIDENCE – Two pieces of legislation pending in Rhode Island’s General Assembly are aimed at raising taxes on high-income earners, something the state's business...
AMERICAN EMPLOYERS added 916,000 jobs in March. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO V. SOLIS

U.S. employers add 916,000 jobs in March as hiring accelerates

WASHINGTON (AP) – America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the...
SAFETY FIRST: Mark Dunbar, general manager of the Providence Place mall in Providence, says safety is the mall’s No. 1 priority and touts a 24/7 camera system and a cellphone app that lets mall-goers communicate with security. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

FIGHTING FEARS: Deserved or not, safety worries an obstacle to downtown...

As a downtown Providence business owner, Guido Silvestri is no stranger to petty crime. There has been occasional shoplifting, vandalism and even a brick thrown...

Federal grant funds Brown University research aimed at cutting costs for...

PROVIDENCE – Picture a single strand of human hair. Now, picture a material that is one five-hundredth as thin as that strand of hair. It’s...

U.S. jobless claims rise to 719K as virus still forces layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 61,000 last week to 719,000, signaling that many employers are still...

State warns of Fla. company perpetrating Rhode Island business scam

PROVIDENCE – A Florida company is using a city address and snail mail to deceive Rhode Island businesses into paying more for services that...
STUART BENTON, left, CEO and president of Bradford Soap Works Inc., was presented Wednesday with the Strategic Leadership Award during Providence Business News' 2021 Manufacturing Awards program. At right, VIBCO Inc. CEO and President Karl Wadensten was named the 2021 Manufacturing Champion. / PBN PHOTOS / RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN Manufacturing Awards: Bradford Soap’s Benton, VIBCO’s Wadensten among industry forces...

PROVIDENCE – On a day-to-day basis at Bradford Soap Works Inc., Stuart Benton, the CEO and president of the West Warwick-based soap manufacturer, tries...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT LLC, a Rhode Island-based developer of solar and wind projects, is building a 83,000-square-foot facility in Quonset Business Park.

Green Development to build operations facility at Quonset

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Green Development LLC is building an 83,000-square-foot operations and support facility at Quonset Business Park, the company announced Wednesday. The proposed building...

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