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RI.gov listed among ‘Best of Web’

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s state Web site and the state’s Marine No Septic Discharge Online Compliance System Web site were both honored in the...

Warwick to join free BCBSRI wellness plan

WARWICK – Mayor Scott Avedisian Friday announced the city will participate in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s MuniBlue health-management service.Under...

Study finds rail stop makes sense in Pawtucket

If a commuter rail stop were placed in Pawtucket, it could be used by more than 1,000 people every day by 2030, with about...

CVS honored for hiring people with disabilities

By David Ortiz Contributing Writer CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, has earned national recognition for its achievements in employing people with disabilities. The Woonsocket-based company received...
ANNU PALAKUNNATHU MATTHEW took a one-year sabbatical fromURI to document the Americanization of call-center workers in India. Her audio-visual exhibit, above, incorporating photos and recorded interviews, is on display at the URI Fine Arts Center through Dec. 10. /

At Indian call centers, U.S. culture makes its mark

Every day in India, hundreds of thousands of workers answer calls for U.S. companies, mimicking American accents and adopting names such as Paul, Arnold,...
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A choice for the Senate

Providence Business News last week invited U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee and his Democratic opponent, Sheldon A. Whitehouse, to be interviewed for an editorial...
TOMAS AVILA leads a class at the R.I.
Small Business Development Center to help Hispanics launch or expand their companies. /

‘Primer Paso’ a first step for Hispanic firms

Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of Rhode Island entrepreneurs. To get a sense of the issues they face, Providence Business News is...

Rhode Island Food Bank leader leaving<br> to tackle global hunger

<br. Bernard J. Beaudreau Position: Executive director, Rhode Island Community Food Bank Background: A Rhode Island native, Beaudreau took the helm at the Food Bank in 1995,...

OceanServer finds profits in low-cost unmanned subs

For 3 1/2 years, OceanServer Technology Inc. has been funding the research and development of unmanned miniature submarines by selling its line of lithium-ion...

Pawtucket fights to keep trash transfer station out

In the last few years, Pawtucket has made no secret of its plans to reinvent itself. In an effort to shed its image as...
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