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More tax revenue, fewer expenses lessen FY 20 strain on state...

PROVIDENCE – The hit COVID-19 took on state coffers in fiscal year 2020 was not as bad as expected, thanks to a combination of...

Women & Infants’ ‘Bright Night’ virtual fundraiser features local, national stars

PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital’s annual Bright Night for Little Stars is going virtual this year. The Oct. 3 fundraiser will stream live from...
UNDER PRESSURE: Dr. Raymond Powrie, Care New England’s chief of medicine, acknowledges that financially “hard decisions have been made” during the pandemic.  / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Lifespan, CNE move toward merger, leaving many to wonder about side...

For decades, Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems have been rivals, each enduring similar financial pressures on their own in a small but competitive...
WORTH THE RISK? Even Mark A. Male, executive vice president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, sometimes finds himself wondering if he should pay for flood coverage on his South Kingstown house that isn’t in a high-risk area. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Study: More R.I. properties face greater flood risk

Mark A. Male’s South Kingstown home is at minimal risk of flooding, at least according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps. Even...
INCREASING INTEREST: Ted Shallcross, Amica Life Insurance Co. senior vice president and general manager, says the number of applications for life insurance has surged during the ­COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Interest in life insurance boosted by pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cast a dreary cloud on daily life, Americans are thinking more about their own mortality, according to life...
CONTINUED GROWTH: Jeffrey Wilhelm, owner of Infused Innovations Inc., has grown his technology consulting business by more than 330% in its eight years and hopes to continue growing at least 80% each year for the next three to five years. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Tech consultant helps clients adapt to working remotely and securely

Jeffrey Wilhelm has worked in technology consulting his entire career, looking to make it less transactional and more relationship based. And in the last three...
AT THE READY: Julia Tiberi, CVS pharmacy manager in Cumberland, prepares a dose of the flu vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flu season made more complex by COVID-19

State health officials and health care providers are bracing for a flu season that may further test a Rhode Island health care system already...
Elizabeth L. DeLaitsch

DeLaitsch named Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Woman of the Year

ELIZABETH L. DELAITSCH, a Lincoln resident, was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Woman of the Year. The honor is bestowed upon the...
Joan Retsinas

We’ve nearly returned to our uninsured past

Remember the uninsured? Those 45 million among us dominated the 2008 presidential campaign, then the 2012 campaign. What could the nation do? We had...
RAW SHORTAGE? A worker at Outdoor Research in Seattle handles filter material for face masks the company produces. A key challenge for N95 mask manufacturers racing to meet spiking demand is scarcity of meltblown textile. / OUTDOOR RESEARCH VIA AP/GERARDO VILLALOBOS

Scarcity of raw material squeezes N95 mask makers

FRESNO, Calif. – White House officials say U.S. hospitals have all the medical supplies needed to battle the deadly virus, but front-line workers, hospital...

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