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U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY Henry Paulson, right, secretary, right, meets with Toshihiko Fukui,  governor of the Bank of Japan, today in Tokyo. /

Paulson: Bad mortgage debt will be limited

TOKYO – Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, on the first Japan trip since he took office, told reporters the U.S. financial sector is healthy and...

BLS halves its estimate of 4Q gain<br> in U.S. productivity

WASHINGTON – The nation’s productivity in the last quarter was lower than previously thought, and labor costs were higher, The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau...

Martin Cheese Co. in soft-cheese recall

WESTPORT – The Mass. Department of Public Health has announced a recall of certain soft cheeses, known as Portuguese Cheese, made by the Martin...
REAR ADM. (select) Thomas J. Eccles, NUWC's new commander, is also deputy commander for undersea warfare and technology at Naval Sea Systems Command.  /

Eccles assumes command of NUWC

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center has a new leader, Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles, who assumed command in a ceremony Friday at...

Central banks appear unlikely to cut rates

The selloff that has roiled the world’s markets for the past week has some investors hoping the central banks will react by loosening interest...

Woonsocket lead program wins ‘green’ rating

WOONSOCKET – The city’s financial assistance program for lead-related repairs in older housing has won the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s highest...

FarSounder receives 3rd patent on 3D sonar

WARWICK – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted FarSounder Inc. a third patent on its award-winning 3D forward-looking sonar technology.“This latest...
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DEM seeks violator fine hikes

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is seeking passage of several pieces of legislation that would substantially increase the potential penalties for environmental, hazardous-waste...

State signs phase-one lease<br> for Quonset Gateway

The Quonset Development Corporation last week approved changes to the proposed Gateway project, including some made in response to concerns raised by residents and...
URI PRESIDENT Robert L. Carothers is concerned that employers are pushing colleges to focus too narrowly on job skills. /

On what skills should colleges focus?

The state’s colleges and universities are under increasing pressure from the state and the business community to produce graduates who are ready for the...
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