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Lifespan, Care New England seek to merge

Lifespan and Care New England, the state’s two large health care systems, announced today that they plan to merge into a single entity, to...
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION kept the U.S. economy moving forward in the second quarter, as GDP grew 3.4 percent, after a 0.6-percent gain in the first quarter of 2007. /

U.S. economy grows at 3.4 percent in 2Q

WASHINGTON - Rising exports, commercial construction and government spending kept the U.S. economy expanding in the second quarter, according to Commerce Department statistics released...

Governor divests R.I. from Sudan

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri signed legislation today that limits the state’s investments in the country of Sudan, along with companies that provide...
IN THIS 2006 VIEW, before the latest round of renovations started, the Dunkin' Donuts entrance is not connected with the Convention Center. /

Convention Center posts 18% revenue gain <br>in FY07

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Convention Center Authority announced today that revenue for fiscal year 2007 totaled $14.36 million, a record high and 8.4 percent...
Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick is requesting tax relief for businesses affected by the fire at the Bernat Mill in Uxbridge. /

Patrick asks to re-set taxes for Uxbridge victims

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick has filed legislation to provide tax relief to the dozens of citizens and business owners whose property was damaged...
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced grants to Rhode Island to help the homeless and help clean up Narragansett Bay. /

Reed announces social service, <br>environmental grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed today announced nearly $500,000 worth of federal grants to benefit the homeless in Rhode Island, as well as...

Mass. payrolls grow by 8,200 in June

BOSTON – Bay State payrolls grew last month by 8,200 workers or 0.25 percent, accelerating from May’s revised gain of 2,300 jobs or 0.7...

Mass. landscape preservation series<br> adds guide to public-private partnerships

BOSTON – Preserving historic landscapes through the use of public-private partnerships is the subject of a new publication from the Office of Cultural Resources...
URI TEAM members pose with their second-place UAV, the RamBoat-8. From left are Coach Robert Tyce, Captain Michael Palmieri and team members Matthew Jewell, George Dossot and Jonathan Byron. /

URI team takes 2nd place in sub contest

KINGSTON – A team of 10 University of Rhode Island undergraduate and graduate students placed second in the recently concluded 10th annual International Autonomous...
General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, in conjunction with Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan, announced a new program to help return unclaimed or abandoned property to the rightful owners. /

R.I. aims to help reclaim<br> unclaimed property

PROVIDENCE – An auditor training program has been developed by General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan and the Department of...
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