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DEM offers self-certification for scrap yards

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental management is inviting auto salvage yards to take part in a voluntary program to help the businesses...

4th Frontiers of Health Care conference<br> to focus on uses, perils of...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will host a free one-day conference entitled “The Promise and Policy Implications of Personalized Medicine,” focusing on the use of...
RICHARD SCHLOESSER will oversee U.S. operations at the  Japanese-owned Toray Plastics (America), a subsidiary of Toray Industries. /

Toray names first American executive VP

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Toray Plastics (America) Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Toray Industries, has promoted 17-year company veteran Richard Schloesser to the position...

Sales of existing homes fall 2.7%

WASHINGTON – Sales of existing homes nationwide unexpectedly fell in April, according to a report today from the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales...
AREAS SERVED by NSTAR Electric are shown above in blue, while areas served by the utility's natural gas division are shown in brown and areas where NSTAR provides both gas and electric service are in blue with brown dots. /

NSTAR Electric proposes 8% rate cut

BOSTON – NSTAR (NYSE: NST) has proposed cuts in electrical rates that would pare costs for residential customers and small business customers by...
'THIS IS A WIN-WIN scenario for the State of Rhode Island and for the City of Newport,' said Gov. Donald L. Carcieri. /

Newport buys 5.3 acres in North End</br> from RIDOT for $1.5M

NEWPORT – The city has agreed to purchase a 5.34-acre North End parcel from the R.I. Department of Transportation, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri announced...

Verizon gets OK for FiOS TV in R.I. ‘Area 6’

WARWICK – Verizon Communications has been granted final approval by the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to begin offering television service via...
THE U.S. SUPPLY of unsold new houses declined to 6.5 months' worth at the current sales pace from 8.1  in March. That's good news for builders and construction workers, such as carpenters Adrian Jose, right, and Gilberto Tavares, shown working last week on the roof of a new house in Mahwah, N.J. /

U.S. new-home sales surge 16.2%

WASHINGTON – Sales of new single-family homes rose 16.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 981,000 houses per year from the...

Durable goods rise for 3rd month, by 0.6%

WASHINGTON – New orders for durable goods last month increased 0.6 percent to $217.9 billion, slowing from March’s revised 5.0-percent rise, according to preliminary...
LESLIE TAITO, CEO of RIMES, says collaborating with the RIEDC will help strengthen manufacturing in the state /

RIMES to move into RIEDC’s offices

For 11 years, the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service – better known as RIMES – has helped the state’s manufacturers improve efficiency, revamp their...
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