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Providence Equity and 3i selling <br> Sparrowhawk Holdings to NBC Universal

LONDON – NBC Universal has agreed to buy global pay-TV provider Sparrowhawk Holdings from Providence Equity Partners, 3i Group and management shareholders, for...
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15 local firms among Inc. fastest-growing

NEW YORK – Twelve Rhode Island-based companies and three from Bristol County, Mass., are among the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing firms, according to a new...
RICHARD GODFREY, right, executive director of Rhode Island Housing and a founding partner of KeepSpace, announces a public-private initiative that will award $10 million in grants to developers of  up to five "KeepSpace Communities."  /

R.I. issues call for ‘smart-growth’ proposals

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Housing, accompanied by the R.I. Department of Planning and Grow Smart Rhode Island, today announced a $10 million affordable-housing and...

Block Island, Pawtucket, West Warwick<br> to share $25,000 RIRRC recycling award

JOHNSTON – Block Island, Pawtucket and West Warwick will divide this year’s Most Improved Award from the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation’s annual Most...

SBA deadline looms for Bernat Mill fire victims

BOSTON – Businesses, nonprofits and residents whose property was damaged by the Bernat Mill Complex fire in Uxbridge have until Sept. 21 to...

Concordia gets $250k boost from Slater Fund

COVENTRY – Concordia Fibers LLC has closed on a $1.5 million round of venture financing, including $250,000 from the Slater Technology Fund, to support...
PHOTO COURTESY OF BROWN UNIVERSITY Brown University professor Anna Lysyankaya said that her experience in the Soviet Union piqued her interest in math-based privacy questions. /

Brown computer scientist named a ‘young innovator’

When Anna Lysyanskaya graduated 10 years ago from Smith College with a B.A. in math and computer science, she was unsure where her career...

Gaming deal is anything but casual

In a megadeal earlier this month, Hasbro Inc. inked a pact with the largest video game publisher in the world, Electronic Arts. With it,...
PHOTO COURTESY YOUR CAREER DOCTORS BARBARA JACKSON, co-founder of Your Career Doctors, says the firm is moving away from services for businesses to provide more one-on-one counseling to people who want to advance their careers. /

‘Doctors’ help people seeking to advance, be happier

Last year, a woman working as communications director at a nonprofit in New York came to one of Barbara Jackson and Lee E. Miller’s...
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Former workers can tax firms

Dear Dan: One of the costs I didn’t anticipate when we started hiring workers was the tax for unemployment insurance. Recently we received notice...
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