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Offering companies immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits is bad idea

Governors around the country are attempting to restart the economy by easing restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The prospect...
ONLINE GET-TOGETHER: Providence Business News’ Business Continuity Summit took place online on April 30. The panelists communicated through web conferencing.

PBN summit panel: Use crisis as chance to retool

FORMER CHICAGO MAYOR Rahm Emanuel once counseled, “Never let a crisis go to waste” – a point of view that was picked up and...

Pants or no pants? Advice for the virtual job interview

If you score a virtual job interview in the middle of a pandemic, the initial euphoria of potential employment may soon be replaced with...

47 in-person polling locations in R.I. approved for June 2 presidential...

CRANSTON – The R.I. Board of Elections voted 7-0 to approve requests to open 47 polling locations for the predominantly mail-ballot presidential primary on...

CVS Health reports 40% profit jump in Q1 on pandemic purchasing

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. made a profit of $2 billion in the first quarter, a 40.1% increase year over year, the company reported...

Fall River Public Schools to loan laptops to students to aid...

FALL RIVER – The city’s public schools are planning to distribute approximately 3,600 Chromebook laptops to students to assist with remote learning later this...

Fed, Moody’s predict $400M-$592M state revenue shortfall for R.I. in FY20

PROVIDENCE – As state spending soars amid unprecedented unemployment claims and new health care needs, the money coming in from taxes has fallen off...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY is working on protocols in order to return to campus life next fall. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU, Salve working on protocols to reopen campus in the fall

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University have joined the growing list of local colleges announcing their intentions to return to campus...
CASES OF COVID-19 increased 325 Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Raimondo to lift stay-at-home order May 9

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on May 9 will lift an executive order telling Rhode Islanders to stay at home, but on Thursday...
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings related to COVID-19 increased 448 Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

COVID-19 UI claims pass 154K

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance claims increased by 448 on Wednesday, to 154,144, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The filings...

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