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Passion for rugby sparks business

Local jersey maker and store is built on four decades’ love for the sportRugby Imports co-owner Mark Hoder has gotten some surprising orders for...

DEM offers grants for pumpout projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is now accepting applications for grants to build, retrofit, replace or maintain marine pumpout facilities.The program...

Producer prices surge 1.0% in March

WASHINGTON – The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods, a measure of wholesale prices, rose 1.0 percent last month after seasonal adjustment, the U.S....

Central Transport faces $109,500 in OSHA fines

SEEKONK – Central Transport Inc. faces $109,500 in proposed fines for alleged “repeat and serious violations of safety standards” at its terminal at 1761...
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Study: Airports add $2.1B to R.I. economy

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s commercial and general aviation airports generate $2.1 billion in economic activity each year, nearly $2 billion of which comes from...
THIS SOFT Mr. Potato Head doll was designed by Hasbro exclusively for the children aided by Operation Smile; the toy's hat bears the logo of the Virginia-based nonprofit. /

Hasbro teams up with Operation Smile

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has teamed up with Operation Smile in an international partnership, the toymaker and the Norfolk, Va.-based nonprofit announced late yesterday....
iROBOT's Verro 600, at $1,199, is the more expensive of the two pool-cleaning devices from the company that created the Roomba and Scooba housecleaning robots. /

iRobot adds 2 pool-cleaning robots

BURLINGTON, Mass. – iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) today announced the addition of two pool-cleaning models to its line of home robots. The Verro 300 and...
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Patrick seeks federal relief for Mass. fishing fleet

BOSTON – In a letter today to U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and other officials, Gov. Deval L. Patrick called for the federal...
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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 7¢ to $2.749

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have risen for the eighth consecutive week, to 57 cents per gallon above their mid-February level, according to...
EXHAUST FUMES trail a school bus leaving a Cranston bus yard last week. Aging school buses are ranked among the worst diesel polluters. /

Taking on diesel-fueled pollution

Seeking to lessen the harmful effects of diesel pollution in Rhode Island, state lawmakers are advocating measures to curb diesel emissions by targeting older...
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