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OHIC rejects UnitedHealth medical rate request

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare of New England, a division of the Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), has been ordered to reduce its requested increase in...
THE STATE CREDIT for historic preservation has spurred about $2.5 billion in jobs and economic growth across the Ocean State since it took effect in 2002, GrowSmart found. /

Report: Historic tax credit paying off for R.I.

PAWTUCKET – Since taking effect in 2002, the R.I. State Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit has brought about $2.5 billion in growth and jobs...
NATURAL GAS customers would see bills drop by 18% this winter, thanks to lower wholesale prices, under the plan announced by NSTAR. /

NSTAR seeks to pare gas rates by 18% this winter

BOSTON – NSTAR (NYSE: NST), a utility company serving central and eastern Massachusetts, has requested a cost-of-gas adjustment that would pare its natural gas...

32 R.I. communities win nearly $5.2M in block grants

PROVIDENCE – Projects in 32 communities across Rhode Island have been awarded more than $5.17 million by the State Community Development Block Grant Program....

Open records law needs an update

In 1979, Rhode Island became the 49th state to enact an open-records law guaranteeing the right to view state and municipal agency records, including...
PURVIS SYSTEMS has been expanding its existing offices and has opened a new one in Phoenix. Above, marketing manager Richard Foster, left, meets with Antoine E. Gharios, director of corporate business development. /

PURVIS thrives amid growing focus on safety

PURVIS Systems Inc., a Middletown-based IT systems and service provider for the public safety, emergency management and defense industries that has been operating in...

Slater invests $3.1M in FY07, marks record returns

The state-backed Slater Technology Fund is “optimistic” about fiscal 2008, “after significant success in the fiscal year ending June 30,” the state-backed venture capital...
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Renaissance brings local arts scene closer to guests

Walking into the small room next to the Renaissance Providence Hotel’s front desk, the first things you see are locally designed Providence T-shirts and...
AT PROMET MARINE, a worker is dwarfed by vessels at the yard. The company is one of several along the waterfront that are concerned about proposed zoning changes. /

Businesses fighting for the waterfront

Eight water-dependent companies last week announced they have formed an alliance to oppose a plan to “gentrify” the Allens Avenue industrial corridor through rezoning. “Providence...

Building skills to be competitive

Marcia LaBelle, vice president of operations at Nameplates for Industry Inc., already sees positive results forming from an introductory lean manufacturing course employees are...
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