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4Q sees gains in business, factory productivity

WASHINGTON – Productivity gains for the fourth quarter and for all of 2006 were reported today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of...
FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR Richard C. Holbrooke has accepted a 5-year appointment as professor-at-large at the Watson Institute for International Studies. /

Richard Holbrooke named to Brown’s Watson Institute

PROVIDENCE – Brown University today announced the appointment of Richard C. Holbrooke, a former U.S. ambassador and assistant secretary of state, to a five-year...
TOM O'BRIEN, right, manager of the EDS facility in Warwick, discusses electronic health records visuals with a project manager, Beth Perry. /

R.I. readies for online health data exchange pilot

The initial plan is modest: Create an online system that pools test results from Rhode Island's largest lab networks and prescription drug data from...

Alliance aims to update, expand RIEDC offerings

The R.I. Economic Development Corporation and The Urban Revitalization Fund (TURF) announced a new alliance last week that they said will strengthen and better...

Domestic banks on the power of Wal-Mart’s appeal

Citizens Bank is well known across the country for putting branches in supermarkets to attract new customers and provide convenience to existing ones. But on...

UMass poll: Majority of Bay State residents approve of a casino

NORTH DARTMOUTH – The Center for Policy Analysis at the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth last week released the results of a poll and "behavioral survey"...

Urciuoli, Celona, Driscoll to serve prison sentences

A federal judge last Wednesday sentenced Robert A. Urciuoli, former president and CEO of Roger Williams Medical Center, to 36 months in prison, and...

R.I. probing TJX Cos.’ handling of records breach

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch today announced he has filed a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) in Providence County Superior Court against The...
VINCENT QUINTERNO, a senior state fire inspector, has been working for two years on safety upgrades to the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. /

Wanted: Fire safety inspectors

Staff turnover, shortage slow projects to a crawlVincent Quinterno is the sole state fire safety inspector assigned to the state-owned Dunkin' Donuts Center.During...

Businesses disagree on cutting sales tax

Amid efforts to make Rhode Island's tax structure more competitive, some have begun to ask whether the state's sales tax, which is the highest...
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