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THE WAIVER 'complements the efforts ... to lower some Commonwealth Care premiums and expand health-insurance coverage,' Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement last night.  /

Mass. waives SCHIP premiums<br> for some low-income kids

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday directed MassHealth to waive insurance premiums for low-income children, affecting thousands of families with children in or...

Rockland Trust parent’s 1Q profit falls 16.2%

ROCKLAND, Mass. – Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq: INDB), parent of the Rockand Trust Co., today posted a 16.2-percent decline in first-quarter net income to...
200 EMPLOYEES of Ocean State companies and organizations that have been named Well Workplaces marched from the downtown to the State House for the ceremony. /

R.I. designated nation’s first ‘Well State’

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island yesterday was designated the nation’s first “Well State” by the Wellness Councils of America. The Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode...

Citgroup may cut staff by 5%, source says

NEW YORK – Citigroup Inc., the nation’s largest bank, may pare its work force by nearly 17,000 jobs (about 5 percent) as it seeks...

B of A offers card holders ‘Museums on Us’

Bank of America today announced the 10th season of its “Museums on Us” program, which will offer free admission next month to 86 cultural...
RODRIGO de RATO, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, speaks yesterday at the Peterson Institute in Washington, D.C. /

Risks to global economy ‘a little lower’

WASHINGTON – Threats to the global economy have lessened, International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo de Rato told a gathering yesterday at the Peterson Institute...

Subprime crisis likely to slow U.S. recovery

The subprime lending crisis is dimming the nation’s prospects for a second-quarter rebound, according to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News. The April 4 to 9...
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SBA announces winners of 2007 <br>R.I. Salute to Small Business Awards

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island district office has announced the winners of the 2007 Rhode Island Small Business Awards. The top...
THE STATE BIRD lends a hand with the R.I. DLT's worker's comp awareness campaign. /

DLT launches workers’ comp awareness drive

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training today launched a statewide campaign to educate employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities...

CVS/Caremark March sales climb 7%

Woonsocket-based CVS/Caremark Corp. reports that sales in March at stores open at least a year increased 7 percent on demand for generic drugs, with...
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