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Narragansett firm helps prepare ports for attacks

A Narragansett firm is playing a key role in exercises being conducted in Providence and at port cities across the nation to prepare for...

Dodd seeks tougher rules for mortgage lenders

WASHINGTON – The mortgage market needs “aggressive” new consumer-protection rules for lenders, U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., told Bloomberg News. Dodd, who...
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U.S. trade gap narrows in April by 6.2%

WASHINGTON – The nation’s imports of goods and services exceeded exports in April by $58.5 billion, narrowing by $3.9 billion or 6.2 percent from...
THE NONPROFIT Providence Public Library system relies on the city for the better part of its funding; its current one-year extension of their previous agreement expires at the end of this month. Above, the lobby of the PPL's Knight Memorial Branch on Elmwood Avenue. /

Mayor proposes 3-year deal with PPL

PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline has proposed a three-year contract with the Providence Public Library system that would increase city funding by 10...
'RHODE ISLANDERS need a bold vision that offers long-term budget solutions,' said Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, but 'the governor's proposal for broad personnel cuts does not assure greater government efficiency.' /

Broader restructuring is needed,<br> says Lt. Gov. Roberts

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts offered a mixed response to the budget plan released yesterday by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri. To help close...
'I AM FULLY AWARE that I am placing the burden of resolving our state's financial future on the shoulders of our employees,' Gov. Donald L. Carcieri said in announcing plans to slash 1,000 state jobs, freeze wages and renegotiate benefits. /

Carcieri calls for state wage freeze, layoffs

PROVIDENCE – Seeking to address a budget shortfall that ballooned recently by another $100 million, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today said he would eliminate...
THOMAS M. RYAN, CVS Caremark's chairman and CEO, said: 'We remain confident that we will achieve significant earnings growth in 2008 even without FEP's mail service program.' /

CVS Caremark wins $12B PBM contract renewal

WOONSOCKET – The Caremark Pharmacy Services division of CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) has been awarded a three-year renewal of its contract to provide...
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R.I. qualifies 18 firms as bond underwriters

PROVIDENCE – The state has succeeded in expanding its pool of eligible bond underwriters, R.I. General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio announced today. “There was a...

Lacker predicts ‘moderate’ U.S. growth

FREDERICK, Md. – Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker, 51, told a gathering here that the U.S. growth rate will rebound this...

RIDOT merging 2 units to save $0.5M/year

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation today announced plans to save nearly $500,000 per year by consolidating its Transportation Management Center with its...
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