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A piece of the tropics in R.I.

The new Roger Williams Park Botanical Center's conservatory, billed as the largest indoor public display garden in New England, is scheduled to open on...
MICHAEL DAWSON, director of post production at Tango Pix, demonstrates the 'Action Blast' movie the company produced for Hasbro Inc. /

Local firms try to cash in on state’s film tax credit

Amid mixed reviews of the state's motion picture production tax credit, a few Rhode Island-based companies are reaping the benefits and using them to...
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Leasing states’ assets becoming common cash maker

The state of Illinois wants to get out of the lottery business.What a wonderful idea! Illinois should stop gambling. So should the other 41...

U.S. spending rises 0.7%; savings rate negative

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in December, outpacing November’s increase of 0.5 percent, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis...
TACNAV for military vehicles not only includes navigation and aiming, but also makes each vehicle a node in a secure network, KVH says. /

Army inks $11.5M navigation-systems deal with KVH

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced that the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) has signed a sole-source contract to...

4Q GDP report shows U.S. economy growing at 3.5%

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Commerce Department today released its fourth-quarter report on the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, which...

Fed holds rates steady at 5.25%

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve’s governing body today decided to leave its target for the federal funds rate unchanged, at 5.25 percent. The decision...

R.I. schools improve statewide in ’06 testing

PROVIDENCE – Mathematics and reading test scores improved statewide in the 2006 assessments released today by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri.In math, 53 percent...

<i>To close R.I.’s deficit, look at both sides of the ledger</i>

It's budget time again. This year the Poverty Institute is strongly urging Rhode Island policymakers to give equal time and attention to the revenue...

<i>Hospitals demand rational management</i>

If the state's community hospitals were public companies, they would all be trading as penny stocks by now. Kent Hospital, for example, is hemorrhaging...
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