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U.S. banks reap profits from China connections

Citizens Financial Group and Bank of America are among a vanguard of large U.S. banks that have bought stakes in Chinese banks and forged...

Spring arrives, tourism blooms, say state officials

In the upcoming tourism season, Providence will have 500 more hotel rooms than last year, and Newport will have a new historic inn, a...

CVS to offer internships to 1M urban, rural youth

Aiming to encourage young people to consider careers in pharmacy, CVS Corp. said last week that it will expand an internship program for disadvantaged...
STATE REP. Patricia A. Serpa, D-West Warwick, is lead sponsor of the House measure.  /

Should R.I. pharmacists be allowed<br> to give routine shots?

Saying they want to make it easier for elderly Rhode Islanders to get their immunizations, several legislators have proposed a bill to allow pharmacists...

Lead-paint case heading to state Supreme Court

The state’s years-long legal battle with paint manufacturers over the ravages of lead paint is going to continue in the R.I. Supreme Court, just...
JOBLESS RATES (in percents) from 2000 through last month are shown for Rhode Island, in gray, and the nation, in black.  /

State’s jobless rate drops<br> below U.S. average again

For the first time since 2005, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate has fallen below the U.S. average, declining by three-tenths of a percentage point to...

Citing controversy, Wal-Mart<br> abandons bank plan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has scrapped plans to open its own bank, ending a two-year controversy that roiled financial-services companies that feared direct competition from...
OVER THE YEARS, Plan has changed the way it distributes money, but donors still can sponsor a child and send small gifts. /

Global generosity starts here in R.I.

In 1937, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, British war correspondent John Langdon-Davies found a boy alone in the war-torn city...

URI professor takes on elder care issues

Patricia M. Burbank, a University of Rhode Island nursing professor, has won The American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year 2006 award in...

PURVIS wins contract for NUWC systems work

MIDDLETOWN – PURVIS Systems Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Naval Undersea Warfare Centers to provide systems engineering, laboratory...
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