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A CUSTOMER pumps gas at an Exxon station in Eugene, Ore., last month before fuel prices started heading back up. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices surge 17¢ to $2.499

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have surged 17 cents in the past week and 32 cents in the past three weeks, according...

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...
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Tapping the power of biofuels

Though it has been virtually unavailable this winter, “bioheating” oil – a blend of diesel and oil refined from vegetable oil, recycled cooking grease...
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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...

Luxury home plans use several ‘green’ concepts

The Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth has drawn plenty of attention for its luxury facilities and the 21-story tower and “cottages” being built on...
COX COMMUNICATIONS employees from every department volunteer for the annual Cox Charities Cycling Classic in Providence. /

Sports boost health, team spirit alike

The cubicles open up. Barriers between managers and employees break down. Someone pokes his head out in the office and boasts, “Did you see...
PHOTO COURTESY F1 Boston A POPULAR corporate activity at F1 Boston pits teams against each other to get a Porsche in racing condition. Part-way through, teams assess their members and decide if they want to change positions or trade members with another team. /

Race-car driving a formula for business success

On the race track, the drivers at F1 Boston may be concerned only about the list on the leader board. But inside the corporate...
CORPORATE CROWD PLEASERS include a tour or appearances by Patriots' organization members for the 500 business and private gatherings hosted each year by the stadium. /

Patriots’ appeal attracts many groups to Gillette

Thousands of people throng to Gillette Stadium when the Patriots or the Revolution are playing at home, or when a rock star on a...

Tougher DEM fines make a lot of sense

If the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has its way this year, the penalties for serious environmental and hazardous-waste violations – and for failing...
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DEM revises rules for used-oil handling

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has changed its rules for companies that handle used or waste oil. “The amended regulations provide...
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