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Board of Regents leader to retire after 8 years

PROVIDENCE – James A. DiPrete, a member of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education since 1997 and its chairman since 1999,...
BCBSRI chief executive James E. Purcell says he wants the state's health care system to focus on quality and prevention. Yet, he adds, 'We want to collaborate with others, not necessarily tell the system what to do.' /

Blue Cross chief wants to reshape<br> Rhode Island’s health care system

James E. Purcell has led Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island through some tough times, including the controversy over his predecessor, Ronald...

CPA gets 1 year in prison, loses license,<br> for filing false...

PROVIDENCE – Irving Kalmer of Smithfield has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for filing four years of false tax returns in which...

Newport Hospital ranked among nation’s safest

NEWPORT – Newport Hospital today announced it has been named a Distinguished Hospital for Patient Safety by HealthGrades. It is the only local hospital...
U.S. MANUFACTURERS held the line on prices in April, despite rising materials and energy costs. Above, Craig O'Bryant grinds down the corner of a fuse box, preparing it for installation in a motor coach, at the Marathon Coach Inc. factory in Coburn, Ore. /

Producer prices rise 0.7% in April

WASHINGTON – The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods, a measure of wholesale prices, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in April, fueled by...

URI to receive $1.52M in Sea Grant funding

WASHINGTON – The University of Rhode Island will receive $1.52 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Grant college program to continue...

Bank of England raises rates; ECB stands pat

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged today, after raising them seven times in the past year and a half, according to Bloomberg...
THE U.S. TRADE GAP, in red, is shown above along with the nation's monthly goods and services import and export totals since 2000. /

U.S. trade gap widens in March by 10.4%

WASHINGTON – The nation’s imports of goods and services exceeded exports in March by $63.9 billion, an increase of 10.4 percent from the February...
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES is based at Aquidneck Corporate Park, near the Navy base that provides most of its work. /

SEA CORP wins $26.3M in military contracts

MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corp. (SEA CORP) has been awarded an $8.3 million contract to help integrate Tomahawk missile systems into the...

Fed again leaves rates at 5.25%

WASHINGTON – The Federal Open Market Committee, the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve System, today decided to keep its target for the federal...
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