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New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans

BRUSSELS (AP) – The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air...

Stores kick off Black Friday but pandemic woes linger

NEW YORK (AP) – Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last...
WORKING TOGETHER: Panelists discuss the ways government and businesses in Rhode Island can work hand in hand to increase access to funds and develop a larger talent pool for various industries during a virtual conversation moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, center, and Mark S. Murphy, top left. Clockwise from the top middle are: Eric M. Shorr, Michael E. McKelvy, Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Marcela Betancur, Chris Parisi and Betty Robson.

Call to arms for government, businesses

On the occasion of Providence Business News’ 35th anniversary, six business and community leaders joined in a virtual discussion on Rhode Island’s economy –...
Gov. Daniel J. McKee

McKee: Find the opportunities in economic challenges

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) As a small-business owner, former mayor and lieutenant governor...
Barnaby Evans

Barnaby Evans

In a typical year, WaterFire Providence attracts between 60,000 and 100,000 for each river lighting in the capital city. Visitors fill local restaurants and...
Karina Holyoak Wood

Catalyzing the big power of small business

Five years ago, Jhonny Leyva, of Heroica Construction in Providence, was one of 30 Rhode Island small-business owners enrolled in the first cohort of...
Karl Wadensten

Karl Wadensten

Before the pandemic, Karl Wadensten was known as Rhode Island’s king of lean manufacturing. And no one who knows the outspoken CEO and president...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 399 on Tuesday, with two new deaths. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 399, with 2 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 399, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. Hospitalizations of...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 566, with no new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 566, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday. Hospitalizations of...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 1,106 over weekend, with 7 new...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,106 from Nov. 19 through Sunday, with seven new deaths, the R.I. Department...

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