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Company size is largest variable in gay-union benefits

When gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Cynthia Butler said, there was initially a lot of concern in human resources offices about how this...
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Many challenges lie ahead for R.I. economy

Based on key economic indicators, 2007 will not be a good year for Rhode Island. The gross state product will increase 0.9 percent in...

Durable goods orders rise for 3rd month in a row

Orders for durable goods recorded a third straight gain last month, the longest streak in almost two years, confirming that manufacturers will help buoy...

Providence Equity buys into Decision Resources

PROVIDENCE – Providence Equity Partners has purchased a majority stake in Decision Resources Inc., a research and advisory firm focusing on pharmaceutical and...

4th Frontiers of Health Care conference<br> to focus on uses, perils of...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will host a free one-day conference entitled “The Promise and Policy Implications of Personalized Medicine,” focusing on the use of...
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SEED VF arranges $550k financing for LogicBay

PROVIDENCE – LogicBay Inc. has closed on a $550,000 round of financing arranged by Taunton-based SEED Venture Finance LLC, the companies announced. The money...

Amgen plans securities sale, stock buyback

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced plans to offer three series of senior debt securities and to use the proceeds...

MBA: U.S. mortgage applications rise 1.6%

WASHINGTON – U.S. applications for housing loans increased last week, after declining the week before, according to a report today from the Mortgage Bankers...

Lacker: Fed shouldn’t rely on labor market<br> to control inflation

NEW YORK – Relying on a slowing economy to stem price increases would be a mistake, Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank...

Goldman Sachs, TPG buying Alltel for $27.5B

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Alltel Corp. is being acquired by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and TPG Inc. for $27.5 billion including about $2.8 billion...
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