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Ground Zero developer Silverstein <br> expects to attract brokerage tenants

NEW YORK – Developer Larry Silverstein said he expects to lease space at the three towers he’s building at the World Trade Center...

Fixer-upper franchise targets R.I. market

A Dallas-based franchise famous for its “We Buy Ugly Houses” slogan is looking to enter the Rhode Island market, seeking eight franchisees in the...
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Washington Trust sees setback, BankRI rebounds

First-quarter results issued last week by Rhode Island’s two largest independent banks show interest rate trends continue to cut into profits. But while extensive...
THANKS TO CANCER SCREENING, 'my father's still with me,' Dr. Charlotte Yeh, the regional administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said in announcing a wellness campaign for older Americans. /

New Medicare campaign aims<br> to boost preventive care

Dr. Charlotte Yeh has learned firsthand about the importance of preventive care for seniors. Her father, Charles, now 77, read an article that said...

Still time to claim phone-tax refund

A new tax credit, applicable only for 2006 filings, could be worth serious money to your company. But if you are like many other...
FROM LEFT, Rosie Connors, senior director, Rhode Island Community Food Bank; Giovanni and Kim from 92 PRO-FM?s ?Giovanni & Kim? and producer Will Gilbert; and Elizabeth B. Eckel, senior vice president, Washington Trust. /

‘PB Xpress’ drive collects 12 tons for the food bank

The Washington Trust Co.’s seventh annual “PB Xpress” peanut butter drive brought in a record 23,473 pounds of peanut butter – nearly 12 tons...

Study: RIte Care loss hurt workers’<br> health, finances, businesses

PROVIDENCE – A study commissioned by Ocean State Action, a consumer advocacy group, has found that home child care providers who were dropped from...

Warren Equities names Kaplan as its new CEO

PROVIDENCE – Warren Equities Inc. has promoted former President Herbert Kaplan to chairman of the board; he will continue to serve as CEO. Kaplan...

CVS executive earns award for health efforts

The R.I. Department of Health recently presented CVS/Caremark Corp. executive Diana Lemoine with its Community Partnership Award. This award is presented to individuals and...

Gov. Patrick addresses rising foreclosure crisis

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has announced regulatory action and proposed legislation to assist Massachusetts families facing foreclosure. “It is vital that we have...
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