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Patrick proposes ‘historic’ $2B higher-ed bond

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick today is filing a 10-year, $2 billion higher-education bond measure with the Mass. Legislature that he described as...

Purvis wins $2.3M contract to upgrade FDNY call boxes

MIDDLETOWN – Purvis Systems Inc., a provider of information technology systems and services to the public safety, emergency management and defense industries, has been...

R.I. is ranked last, for 3rd year, in business tax climate

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island ranked dead last among the 50 states in the 2008 State Business Tax Climate Index, released today by the Tax...

Martineau charged in Assembly influence scandal

PROVIDENCE – Gerard M. Martineau, former House Majority Leader and Corporations Committee chairman, has agreed to plead guilty to federal mail fraud and influence-peddling...

Lynch promotes 2 execs, hires policy director

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch announced several appointments this weekend including the hiring of Jeff Guimond, a top aide to former Lt....

Bryant honored as national child-advocacy leader

WASHINGTON – Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count, has been honored by Voices for America’s Children with the group’s...

U.S. announces record $5.35B pollution settlement

WASHINGTON – A record pollution-reduction settlement with Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power Inc. was announced this morning by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and...
LILIANA DOLAN, right, president of Temporarily Yours Inc., goes over accounts payable with executive recruiter Lori Turchetta. /

SBA probes role of gender in business

Liliana Dolan, president and founder of Temporarily Yours Inc., started the Warwick-based staffing company almost 10 years ago mostly because of her family, she...
THE MILL COMPLEX at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. in Pawtucket is now occupied by small businesses and artists, but on the outside, it remains industrial-looking. /

Reinventing industrial landscapes

Most of the Industrial Age mills being redeveloped throughout the state were not built originally to be attractive for the factory workers filtering in...

Phishers hit commercial customers

The e-mail has all the appearances of being helpful.“We are sorry to inform that the fraudulents with the accounts at our bank have recently...
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