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12 Providence workers let go for noncompliance with COVID-19 vaccine or...

PROVIDENCE – A dozen part-time workers have been let go from their jobs with the city for failing to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE believes that Rhode Island's businesses and venues should be responsible for crafting their own COVID-19 safety precaution policies. The result is a piecemeal set of standards that varies from venue to venue, and sometimes even event to event at the same location./ COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

Venues’ COVID-19 protocols vary as R.I. leaves rules largely up to...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee says it is up to individual businesses and venues that are operating in the state to craft their...

2021 Housing Fact Book: Inequities, health concerns plague Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – A growing risk on health posed by older housing stock and increasingly unaffordable options for homes in Rhode Island are furthering social...
ALL THE ANGLES: Dan O’Day, director of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, speaks remotely at the Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 7 about the ways hackers are extorting businesses globally. The summit, hosted by PBN and the Tech Collective, was a virtual event.

Whose responsibility is it to combat cyberthreats at your company?

Cyber intrusions and attacks on businesses of all sizes continue to grow, according to panelists who participated in an Oct. 7 Cybersecurity Summit co-hosted...

Ortho Rhode Island surgeons use balloon implant for shoulder surgery

WARWICK – Surgeons at Ortho Rhode Island Surgery Center recently performed a shoulder procedure that the practice says is the first of its kind...

Citizens Bank announces new feature to help customers avoid overdraft fees

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank is the latest to join a growing number of financial institutions easing or rolling back overdraft fee policies. The Providence-based bank...

Cyberattacks too costly to ignore

During any economic crisis a company’s first priority is survival. So, it may be understandable that some businesses started worrying a little less about...
Diane C. Fournaris in July was named state director for the R.I. Small Business Development Center at the University of Rhode Island. She previously served as associate state director of the program. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Develop a response plan

Diane C. Fournaris | R.I. Small Business Development Center state director Like the small-business owners we counsel, the R.I. Small Business Development Center prepared as...

Tourism desperate to get ARPA aid

A proposed $13 million investment in Rhode Island’s travel, tourism and events sectors would come as a well-timed boost, according to tourism leaders, but...
EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Hospitals start bracing for a busy flu season

The shot clock is ticking. Now is the time of year to get that flu vaccine for it to be most effective, according to an...

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