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PANGEANS: Pangea.app is a startup created to link college students to gigs through an app. From left, Pangeans (users of the app) and Johnson & Wales University sophomores Marc Marasco and Jack Rittereiser with Pangea.app co-founder and CEO Adam Alpert, a Brown University graduate. In the background are JWU sophomores Deanna Tacmo, left, and Sam Farley.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pangea.app offers college students a foothold in the gig economy. But...

As an undergraduate history major at Brown University, Adam Alpert did what many cash-poor college students do: He tried to earn extra money any...
INSURANCE COMPANIES are expecting an increase in business-interruption insurance policy claims as Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHARLES MOSTOLLER

Florence’s hit to insurers starts early as businesses shut down

NEW YORK - Hurricane Florence is still hundreds of miles off the United States East Coast, but insurers are starting to see their potential...
FOUR NEW Career Pathways courses were announced by Roger Williams University on Tuesday. The courses target individuals who are looking to enter the workforce quickly and may not have time to wait to get a degree. They will be held at the university's Providence campus. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

With Career Pathways offering, RWU emphasizes history of readiness courses

PROVIDENCE – Starting Oct. 1, University College at Roger Williams University curriculum will grow to include four new career-focused programs.Students, particularly those pursuing entry-level...

Regulators approve winter rate hikes for NatGrid

WARWICK – State utility regulators on Aug. 27 voted to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases will...

PBN’s Top 5: Rhode Island Law Firms

PBN’s list of the top five Rhode Island law firms, ranked by number of local lawyers. For more information, or to purchase one of our top lists,...
ELECTRIC RATES ARE set to go up for Rhode Island small businesses beginning in October. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Electricity rates to go up for small businesses

WARWICK – Homes and most small businesses in Rhode Island will see their electricity rate jump nearly 30 percent from October through March, according...
WINTER ALL YEAR LONG: State utility regulators approved a request by National Grid to raise electric rates again this winter, but will spread out the increases over a one-year period to lessen the monthly impact on ratepayers' bills. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Regulators approve winter electricity rate increases with more to follow

WARWICK – State utility regulators voted Monday to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases are planned to...
VETERAN LOCKSMITH: Jon Issa, right, is the owner of Jon’s Locks, which provides lock sets and other security services. He recently moved his business into a storefront retail location in Warwick. With Issa is his employee and son Zachary Issa.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Jon’s a lock to help customers

Jonathan Issa had retired from a career in the U.S. Army and was looking for a new occupation where he could work for himself.The...

Barone named R.I. Bar Association president

CAROLYN R. BARONE, senior partner for Kirshenbaum Law Associates Inc. in Warwick, was recently appointed president of the Rhode Island Bar Association, succeeding Linda...

SouthCoast Chamber awards Acorn 2018 Apex Small Business of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Acorn Inc., a Quincy, Mass.-based real estate development and management company, was awarded as the 2018 Apex Small Business of the Year...
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