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Lead-paint case heading to state Supreme Court

The state’s years-long legal battle with paint manufacturers over the ravages of lead paint is going to continue in the R.I. Supreme Court, just...

PURVIS wins contract for NUWC systems work

MIDDLETOWN – PURVIS Systems Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Naval Undersea Warfare Centers to provide systems engineering, laboratory...

Immigration laws aren’t perfect,<br> but compliance is key

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all U.S. employers to verify the employment authorization of every new employee, whether each is...
CHERYL MERCHANT is president and CEO of Hope Global and board chair for the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. /

Hope Global CEO finds strength in Chamber ties

Cheryl Merchant is no novice to manufacturing or its woes. She’s been in the business for more than 20 years, and now she is...
BETA GROUP INC., a 25-year-old engineering, technology and science firm best known for its public-sector work, has been employee-owned since 1999. Above, from left, vice presidents Donna Lantagne and Jim Coppola and president Frank Romeo. /

Engineering firm sees big picture

Michael Grilli started BETA Group Inc. in 1982 with a staff of three in a small office in Pawtucket. At the time, the firm...

Miriam CEO to lead R.I. Airport Corp.

WARWICK – Kathleen C. Hittner, a physician and a Warwick resident, this week was selected by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri to chair the R.I....
ALAN MULALLY, left, Ford Motor Co. president and CEO, greets President George W. Bush after he toured the Missouri factory that makes the Ford Escape and Mariner hybrids. /

Alternative energy a national security issue,<br> Bush tells Ford, GM workers

Hybrid vehicles will bolster national security by reducing dependence on foreign oil, President George W. Bush yesterday told U.S. auto industry workers and executives...

Summer Infant rings Nasdaq’s opening bell

NEW YORK – In honor of its recent listing on Nasdaq, Summer Infant Inc. (SUMR) was invited to host the stock market’s 9:30 a.m....
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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 1¢ to $2.579

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island stand at $2.579 per gallon, according to AAA’s March 19 survey, an increase of 1 cent over...

KVH to unveil TV system for larger boats

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced plans to unveil the TracVision M9, for vessels 80 feet and longer, at this week’s...

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