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Amgen buying private drug developer Ilypsa

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Biopharmaceuticals giant Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: Amgen) last night announced it has agreed to acquire Ilypsa, a private company dedicated to...

Slater Fund investing $250,000<br> in URI biotech spinoff

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund today announced $250,000 in seed funding for biotechnology startup Vitrimark Inc. Co-founded by Arijit Bose, a University of Rhode...

APC embraces challenge of reducing energy usage

Call it growing pains, although not in a conventional sense. As businesses rely more on tools driven by electricity and energy prices soar, the...

Where jonnycakes, Del’s <br> and the Big Blue Bug rule

From Del’s Lemonade, to jonnycakes, to coffee syrup, Rhode Island is full of unique items. And while most Rhode Islanders know that, it was...
a senior VP at Bank Rhode Island, visits small business owner Bob Bischoff at one of his Rhode Runner running and walking accessories stores. /

Big vs. small: What’s the best fit?

The big banks tout their large branch networks, huge resources and competitive rates. The small banks offer a personal touch and the appeal of...

8 ways to build your reputation

Dear Dan: My business is small, it’s young, and we don’t have much cash to throw at marketing and public relations. Building repeat business...
RESTAURATEURS Phyllis Arffa, left, and Christine Edmonds set out to create a welcoming, eclectic environment in their Blaze restaurants. But the real star is the food - all made from scratch with fresh ingredients and an international flair. /

Fresh flavors from every region

When old friends and business partners Phyllis Arffa and Christine Edmond sold their bistro-style Haven Hill Café in Cranston in 2002, it was only...

In business, families build a great foundation

By some estimates, 80 to 90 percent of all businesses in the United States are family-owned. It makes sense. Families are the building blocks...

A good succession plan requires work, insight

It is often said that one of the most important considerations in any investment is the exit strategy. An exit strategy is important for...
NURIS MARCANO, right, has become an indispensible asset to the photo studio launched by her husband, Erick Romero, not only handling the bookkeeping but even taking pictures. /

Husbands, wives can be strong business partners

Erick Romero and Nuris Marcano are partners in business and partners in life. They were the latter first, married in Venezuela before they...
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