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AT THE ROTTEN ROBBIE station in Sunnyvale, Calif.,  gasoline was going for $3.499 per gallon and up on Friday - and diesel for $3.059 per gallon - as prices nationwide edged toward or above the $3 mark.  /

AAA: R.I. gas prices near $3/gallon

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen for the 12th consecutive week and are nearing $3 per gallon, according to AAA Southern...
AN AERIAL VIEW of the former Hope Global manufacturing facility that Precision Park Partners has just purchased shows how close the property is to Interstate 295. /

Local investors take $10.8M plunge

Despite the continuing contraction of manufacturing activity in Rhode Island, the market for industrial space continues to be active, at least based on a...
OYSTERS GROWN at Moonstone Oysters' farm are ready to be shipped. /

Aquaculture is growing fast in R.I.

The first oyster farm in Rhode Island was started in 1798, but until now aquaculture has been practiced here on a small scale. But...
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Keeping clients happy in the materials world

Carl Machado has joined construction products manufacturer Dryvit Systems Inc. as corporate materials manager. He will be responsible for all material management issues, including...
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Small businesses: Bid now on federal jobs

There’s never been a better time for small businesses looking to sell products and services to the federal government. A backlash over the federal...
TACO EMPLOYEES participate in finance training for people in non-financial fields, using a board game-type simulation to learn finance terms and strategies. /

Taco finds workers excel when allowed to grow

As companies struggle with the need for skilled labor, some have taken to solving the problem internally. Taco Inc. is one of those companies. In...
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Watching the world on video feeds

If someone buys tulip bulbs from Holland, it’s entirely possible that they were inspected and graded by a system using Videology Imaging Solutions Inc....

URI teaming up with Sartorius Biotech

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island is to celebrate a new partnership with Sartorius Biotech Inc. of Edgewood, N.J., and the opening of...
'WE WILL NOW have the capabilities to offer one, all-inclusive service to [ProvPort] customers, resulting in more-efficient cargo throughput,' says Bruce P. Waterson, founder of the former Waterson Stevedoring Inc. and COO of the new Waterson Terminal Services. /

Waterson Stevedoring merges with ProvPort

PROVIDENCE – North Smithfield-based Waterson Stevedoring Inc., a longtime provider of bulk-cargo stevedore services at the Port of Providence, has merged with terminal manager...
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BLS: 1Q productivity rises 1.7%,<br> beats analyst expectations

WASHINGTON – Business and manufacturing productivity both increased in the first quarter while labor costs declined, according to a preliminary report released today by...
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