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‘Free choice’ bill might give workers no choice

One of the most controversial pieces of legislation making its way through Congress is the “Employee Free Choice Act” (H.R. 800). Adoption of H.R....

Couple returns from Ireland to face trial<br> in alleged $1M fire-safety scam...

PROVIDENCE – Patrick Clyne and Ibtisama Bradley, formerly of Providence, were arrested by postal inspectors today at Logan Airport in Boston as they returned...

Global expansion fuels U.S. stock markets

Overseas demand appears to be driving the nation’s current bull market, Bloomberg News reports. Leading the way are China, whose economy expanded at an...

Online tool finds Mass. sites for biotech

BOSTON – An online site-selection tool for biotechnology companies looking to operate or expand in the Bay State was unveiled today at the 2007...
A CRANE drops the Blackstone Valley Explorer in the water in Central Falls. The boat is used for tours highlighting the region?s history and natural beauty. /

Event highlights benefits <br>of ‘green’ tourism efforts

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s strategy in northern Rhode Island has become an international model for sustainable tourism, a new movement in the industry...
A MIX of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders enrolled in the Children's Crusade play the icebreaker game called ?The Human Knot? at Times2 Academy in Providence last week. /

Children’s Crusade aims older for more impact

Since 1989, the Rhode Island Children’s Crusade for Higher Education has recruited third-graders in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Newport and Woonsocket, offering them special...
ADA TERRERO, owner of Ada's Creations on Broad Street, in Providence, has built a strong and profitable business, but federal data show the average Hispanic-owned firm in Rhode Island earned 15 cents for every $1 of revenue at a white-owned firm in 2002. /

For minorities, unequal returns

Ada Terrero attributes the success of Ada’s Creations – her bakery, café and restaurant on Broad Street in Providence – to honesty,...

Legislators target REIT tax ‘loophole’

Forget for a moment whether it’s good or bad. Here’s how it works: A company creates a subsidiary to buy and manage property –...

Inclusion needed for minority business

It is not surprising that white-owned businesses earn more than those owned by minorities, but the size of the gap found by a U.S....

An alternate path to new energy

Despite the ever-increasing cost of fossil fuels, the marketplace has fallen short on investment in alternative energy sources. The General Assembly and Gov. Donald L....
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