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NHPRI gets grant to improve Latino health care

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island today announced that it is receiving a two-year $261,000 grant for a project, in collaboration with...
'I AM COMMITTED to responding to DBR's findings in a cooperative manner on behalf of Beacon's 14,000 policyholders,' said James V. Rosati, the insurer's new president and CEO. /

DBR issues draft report on Beacon Mutual

The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. yesterday confirmed it has received a draft of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation's report on the company. The...

CPI rises 0.2% in January, fueling inflation fears

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) last month rose 0.2 percent to 202.4 (1982 = 100), 2.1 percent above...

Maj. O’Donnell named interim State Police supt.

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today named Maj. Steven G. O’Donnell to serve as acting superintendent of the R.I. State Police starting tomorrow,...

Mass. same-sex weddings valid in R.I., Lynch rules

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch today issued an opinion saying that same-sex marriages lawfully performed in Massachusetts will be recognized as...

DEM extends date for comments on wetlands rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management today announced it is extending the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands...
THE ANDARA OFS is a battery-powered, pacemaker-like device that stimulates nerves in the spinal cord, above and below the  injury, to encourage healing. /

Cyberkinetics asks to sell device to heal spinal injury

FOXBORO, Mass. – Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. (OTCBB: CYKN) today announced it has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to...
SATELLITE dishes on a rooftop in New York City, where Sirius has its headquarters in Rockefeller Center. /

Sirius radio’s $4.6B XM deal faces serious scrutiny

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s $4.57 billion purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. faces opposition from regulators, legislators and other broadcasters, Bloomberg News reports.The...

Treasuries lose investors along with volatility

The U.S. government securities market, once the world’s most influential, is losing its “masters of the universe” cachet with big banks, according to Bloomberg...

MBTA to centralize customer service

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority this month will open a centralized customer service department that aims to appease riders and streamline the...
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