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SEC fines Symantec’s Veritas $30M in accounting case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has fined Symantec Corp.'s Veritas Software subsidiary $30 million for accounting fraud, ending a case that divided Republicans...

Storms, cold hurt stores

This month may be the coldest February in the United States in 28 years, and it's dampened consumer spending, according to a report by...
RATHER THAN CHASING trends, Larry Keeley advises maximizing the potential of existing ideas, as Sylvania is doing with LED lighting. /

Warning: Brainstorming may destroy innovation

Almost anyone who's worked to develop an innovation at a big company knows the drill. The senior executives give a stirring speech about how...

Verizon seeking $197M from Vonage in lawsuit

A Verizon Communications Inc. lawyer told a federal jury in Virginia last week that Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed five patents covering Internet telephone services...
'THEY DON'T call it maintenance fees; instead they call it a surcharge,' said Sen. Christopher B. Maselli, D-Johnston, who wants to close what he sees as a loophole. /

Legislation would forbid any gift-card ‘surcharge’

Rhode Island law bars merchants from charging maintenance fees or imposing expiration dates on gift certificates and gift cards. Now a legislator wants to...
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A celebration of R.I. artists

Firehouse 13, a new arts space in Providence, is exhibiting the work of 28 artists who have received fellowship grants this year from R.I....
TIME TO WORRY? If not repaired, the bug could cause network errors, disrupt electronic schedules and billing and payroll programs and wreak havoc with medical and financial databases, a local expert says. /

Daylight saving dilemma: Not all PCs are ready

Y2K redux?A change in daylight saving time that will cause clocks to spring forward on March 11 – three weeks earlier than usual...
A SHOPPER browses the aisles at a Wal-Mart store. The discount chain's fourth-quarter sales rose as it cut prices for the holidays. /

Holiday discounts boost Wal-Mart profits in 4Q

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said last week that its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.8 percent, exceeding analysts' estimates, as discounts on toys...
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Our economy’s unsung heroes

National Entrepreneurs Week is Feb. 24 through March 3. For people like me, it's a pretty special event. Not that there's some big celebration,...

DEM extends comment period on wetland rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has extended the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands rules until March...
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