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Poverty, educational disparities<br> weigh on R.I. kids

Nearly one in five Rhode Island children lived in poverty as of 2005, and about 23,000 children – 10 percent – lived in households...
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Federal, state laws could<br> challenge R.I. employers

Small business owners face the big issues just as often as big businesses, so coming to grips with the ever-evolving human resource landscape requires...
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UnitedHealthcare puts dividend on hold

After a firestorm of controversy over its proposal to send $36.8 million in accumulated profits to its parent company, UnitedHealthcare of New England has...
'AFTER SOME TIME, I can estimate whether I can trust this rater or not,' explains Yan Sun, an assistant professor of computer engineering at URI and who recently was awarded a five-year National Science Foundation research grant. READ MORE /

Rating the raters is at the core<br> of URI professors’ research

A team of computer engineers at the University of Rhode Island has requested patent protection of a technology to combat the manipulation of user-generated...
DR. ELIZABETH LAZARUS,  a radiologist at Women & Infants Hospital, looks at an MRI of breasts scanned with new technology where the patient lies on her stomach. /

Local doctors helping set new standards<br> for breast cancer diagnosis

If hospitals in the real world functioned like the doctors on “House, M.D.” every diagnosis could cost a year’s salary, and health insurers would...

SBA hires Conn. firm to demolish<br> buildings at Rocky Point

WARWICK – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office says it has hired Fuss & O’Neill, a full-service engineering firm based in Manchester,...

Workforce Board awards $1.3M for job training

CRANSTON – The Governor’s Workforce Board last week awarded $1,298,665 in grants to 69 Rhode Island employers to support employee training. The grants, which ranged...

Brown gets $1M grant to aid enrollment program

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has received a $1 million grant to establish the College Advising Corps at its Howard R. Swearer Center for Public...

Attleboro OKs sweeping urban renewal plan

ATTLEBORO – The Attleboro City Council last week approved, by a 10-to-1 vote, a sweeping urban renewal plan crafted by the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority...

Slater invests $250,000 in software startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund last week announced that it has provided financing to Public Display, a Providence startup that is developing Web...
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