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ROBERT L. CAROTHERS, president of URI, who signed the agreement Friday in Nassau, thanked the R.I. National Guard "for uncovering this tremendous opportunity."   /

URI signs pact with College of Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – A compact establishing both an exchange-student program between the University of Rhode Island and the College of the Bahamas and a...

R.I. saves $5.5M with UnitedHealth contract extension

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Administration Director Beverly Najarian today said the state has agreed to extend its contract with UnitedHealthcare of New England...
FED CHAIRMAN Ben S. Bernanke gives his semiannual monetary report to the Senate Banking Committee on Feb. 14, 2007.  /

Markets rally after Bernanke says inflation pressures on wane

WASHINGTON – Falling energy and commodities prices are likely to slow inflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee, in...
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CVS delays its own shareholder<br> vote on Caremark deal

WOONSOCKET – In light of yesterday's court decision delaying the Caremark Rx shareholder vote on the planned merger with CVS Corp., CVS says it...
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KVH posts ’06 revenue of $79.0M, up 11%

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. today posted revenue of $79.0 million for the year ended Dec. 31, an 11-percent increase over the previous year’s...

Recycler to pay $107,000 to settle pollution charges

PROVIDENCE – N.E. Environmental Services Inc. has paid $30,000 into the state’s environmental response fund, and agreed to pay an additional $77,250 to the...
THE TEST VEHICLES will be based on the M1117 ASV, above, used by Army convoy protection units and tactical military police. /

Marines paying Textron $2.8M to build test vehicles

NEW ORLEANS – Textron Marine & Land, an operating unit of Textron Systems Corp., yesterday announced it has been awarded a $2.8 million contract...
MR. POTATO HEAD, seen in his 2007 'Sweetheart Spud' incarnation, is just one of the iconic Hasbro lines slated to appear on Steve & Barry's apparel items. /

Hasbro signs 12-brand apparel licensing deal

PAWTUCKET – HPG, the licensing arm of Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS), today announced it has signed an agreement for an apparel collection to appear...

R.I. Caucus of Women Legislators elects officers

STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island Caucus of Women Legislators yesterday said it has elected Rep. Joanne M. Giannini, D-Dist. 7, Providence, as its...
THE MERGER PLAN announced in November by Thomas M. Ryan, left, president and CEO of CVS, and Mac Crawford, his counterpart at Caremark Rx, today hit its first delay. /

Judge delays CVS vote by Caremark shareholders

WILMINGTON, Del. – A lawsuit by a group of Caremark Rx Inc. investors today succeeded in delaying a shareholder vote on CVS Corp.’s $25.7...
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