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Workforce Board awards $1.3M for job training

CRANSTON – The Governor’s Workforce Board last week awarded $1,298,665 in grants to 69 Rhode Island employers to support employee training. The grants, which ranged...

Brown gets $1M grant to aid enrollment program

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has received a $1 million grant to establish the College Advising Corps at its Howard R. Swearer Center for Public...

Attleboro OKs sweeping urban renewal plan

ATTLEBORO – The Attleboro City Council last week approved, by a 10-to-1 vote, a sweeping urban renewal plan crafted by the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority...

Slater invests $250,000 in software startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund last week announced that it has provided financing to Public Display, a Providence startup that is developing Web...
HEXAGON METROLOGY employees Frank Krazer, left, and Scott Everling test a coordinate measuring machine at the company's headquarters in North Kingstown. /

Foreign owners, familiar names

The manufacturing plant in North Kingstown always puts a Brown & Sharpe label on the industrial tools it manufactures before shipping them out the...
BIG IN SANTO DOMINGO? A trade mission to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Miami this month will feature Porino?s pasta sauce, among other locally made items. /

Bringing a taste of R.I. to Caribbean nations

Creative Findings LLC got into the food export business after its president, Leonard Rosenblatt, tasted frozen cheesecake on a stick. He was having dinner with...

Firm looks south to find profits

Building on connections made on a trip to Mexico five years ago, an East Providence-based specialty chemicals company has built a successful export operation...
Alexander Lebedev, owner of the National Reserve Bank of Russia, spoke at World Trade Day last May, after which a formal Russia program was established at Bryant. /

Successful trade requires a cultural understanding

Although the Cold War ended nearly two decades ago, the views promoted during that time have left a gap in cultural understanding between the...
U.S. SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER said
last week that he was confident a new bill
to impose tariffs on Chinese imports would pass. /

Senators predicts China currency bill will pass

Two U.S. senators who pushed legislation last year for tariffs on Chinese imports predicted last week that a new measure aimed at forcing China...
ELECTRO STANDARDS has seen a considerable payoff from CE certification on one of its instruments. The Sepe family, from left: Mike  Sepe, Ray  Sepe Sr., Brenda Sepe, Ray  Sepe and Ken Sepe. /

Reaping rewards of meeting EU standards

If you are traveling to Europe and hoping to play one of the continent’s favorite sports, don’t take a baseball and bat. Similarly, if...
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