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DEM extends date for comments on wetlands rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management today announced it is extending the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands...
SATELLITE dishes on a rooftop in New York City, where Sirius has its headquarters in Rockefeller Center. /

Sirius radio’s $4.6B XM deal faces serious scrutiny

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s $4.57 billion purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. faces opposition from regulators, legislators and other broadcasters, Bloomberg News reports.The...

Cumberland trucking firm to be sentenced May 19

The sentencing of Cumberland-based Berkeley Transportation Co. has been set for May 19, the U.S. attorney’s office said.The company last year agreed to plead...

KVH expands small-boat TV options

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries, which last year brought satellite TV to the small boat market with its 14-inch TracVision M3 antenna system, has expanded...
Anna Wislocki, far right, and the rest of this group of law students from the Roger Williams University School of Law, will visit New Orleans next month to help hurricane victims. /

Ready to help in New Orleans

For spring break this year, about two dozen law students and faculty from Roger Williams University are heading south to New Orleans. But it...
BILL GATES, chairman of Microsoft Corp., speaks late last month at a promotional event for the new Windows Vista. /

Microsoft settles Iowa consumer antitrust lawsuit

Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, has settled a case claiming it used its monopoly position to overcharge Iowa consumers for software products...
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Business attorney-client privilege rules eased

The attorney-client privilege and work-product protections are critical to businesses. These privileges allow businesses to consult freely and confidentially with their attorneys as they...
IS IT ADVERTISING? Lawyer Jon Pincince says he uses his blog, above, to keep up with current events, not to attract clients. But he has gotten business because of the exposure. /

Regulators in quandary over lawyers’ blogs

Wakefield attorney Jon Pincince says he keeps a blog on Rhode Island legal issues, court cases, laws, legislation, social issues and political issues mostly...

Seekonk storyteller wins spoken-word Grammy

SEEKONK – Bill Harley, a children's book author, storyteller, humorist and performer, has won his first Grammy Award, in the Best Spoken Word Album...

GateHouse Media completes <br>purchase of JRC papers

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – GateHouse Media has completed its acquisition of seven newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts from the Journal Register Co., at a final price...
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