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Nasdaq stays its de-listing of Kopin shares

TAUNTON – Nasdaq has agreed to stay its de-listing of the Kopin Corp. (Nasdaq: KOPN) until the company’s situation can be reviewed by...
'WE ARE GRATEFUL that our shareholders and two of the nation's leading corporate governance firms recognize the board's track record,' said BancorpRI president and CEO Merrill W. Sherman. /

Shareholders elect BancorpRI board nominees

PROVIDENCE – Bancorp Rhode Island Inc. (Nasdaq: BARI), the parent of Bank Rhode Island, has announced that its estimates indicate the company’s full slate...

Housing starts rise in April as permits decline

WASHINGTON – U.S. housing starts unexpectedly rose last month while the number of building permits issued dropped to the lowest level in almost a...

Mass. foreclosure auctions quadruple in April

As the housing market in Massachusetts continued to weaken, foreclosure auctions rose 355 percent in April to the highest level in years, according to...
THIS JELLYFISH is among the roughly 10,000 creatures who occupy the 5 million gallon aquarium at Atlantis. The resort is the largest private employer on New Providence Island. /

In search of the big catch

Third in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas.NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chris Lee and I got an early start yesterday....

Few banks tighten standards for prime loans

A “relatively small” number of U.S. lenders tightened their standards for prime mortgages in February, March and April, though a “considerable” number tightened their...

World Bank report blasts Wolfowitz

WASHINGTON – World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz violated the terms of his contract when he arranged a raise for his companion, and the agency...

BofA appeals LaSalle ruling to Dutch high court

Bank of America Corp. has appealed to the Dutch Supreme Court a ruling that blocked its acquisition of ABN Amro Holding NV’s Chicago-based LaSalle...

Providence Equity acquiring USIS for $1.5B

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – USIS, a federal security investigator and staffing service and a provider of pre-employment and screening services, has agreed to be...
THE GEL in this applicator, CaraGuard, is one of several microbicides that could help protect against HIV. 'We're talking about products that sell for pennies a dose,' says Anna Forbes, deputy director of the Global Campaign for Microbicides. /

R.I. doctors testing gels to fight AIDS

Dr. Kenneth Mayer and his staff at Brown University’s AIDS Program have spent more than two decades working to slow the spread of the...
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