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Trade deficit narrows in January to $59.1B

WASHINGTON – The nation’s imports of goods and services exceeded exports in January by $59.1 billion, down 3.8 percent from December’s $61.5 billion trade...

Verizon seeks FiOS TV franchise<br> for 12 R.I. cities and towns

PROVIDENCE – Verizon Communications today filed an application with the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers seeking a franchise to provide its fiber-optic-based...

Town of Westerly posting affects 47 people

WESTERLY – Forty-seven people were affected by the inadvertent posting of Social Security numbers on www.TownofWesterly.com, according to Westerly Police Chief Edward A. Mello....

Fed upbeat despite some slowing in activity

Though maintaining a positive tone, the Federal Reserve Bank’s Beige Book report on U.S. economic activity did note that four of the nation’s...
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R.I. state government among<br> WELCOA’s 2006 ‘Well Workplaces’

PROVIDENCE – The state government has been honored by the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) as a Well Workplace, for its “Get Fit, Rhode...

New Bedford factory’s managers face<br> conspiracy, illegal hiring charges

NEW BEDFORD – The owner and three managers of Michael Bianco Inc. face conspiracy and illegal hiring charges after an investigation led by Immigration...

Environmentalists, utility at odds over PUC rules

Three environmental groups – the Conservation Law Foundation, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Environment Rhode Island – yesterday blasted “National Grid’s attempt...

Paulson predicts ‘solid growth, low inflation’

SEOUL, South Korea – U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson today played down concerns about the global sell-off that wiped out $3.3 trillion in equity...

Astro-Med gets FAA repair certification

WEST WARWICK – Astro-Med Inc. (Nasdaq: ALOT) says it has completed has certification as an Federal Aviation Administration repair station for cockpit printers. The...

U.S. factory orders fall 5.6% in January

WASHINGTON – New orders for manufactured goods fell 5.6 percent in January to $383.1 billion, after rising 2.6 percent in December, the U.S. Census...
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