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UnitedHealthcare withdraws $36.8M<br> extraordinary dividend proposal

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner today announced it has received a letter from UnitedHealthcare of New England withdrawing its...
CLASSROOM and lecture hall space, faculty offices and a business incubator for biotech startups will be included in the 140,000-square-foot center. /

Amgen gives $1M as URI breaks ground <br> for Center for Biotechnology...

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island is breaking ground today for its Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, a project to which the...
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39% of online households plan to e-file

More consumers are filing their taxes online and fewer are worried about Internet security, according to report today by The Conference Board and TNS. In...

IlluminOss Medical gets $0.9M financing

TIVERTON – IlluminOss Medical Inc. has secured $925,000 of a $2.68 million Series A financing round led by Foundation Medical Partners, according to a...

Even small companies seeking to protect data

UNICOM, a Woonsocket-based computer technology consulting company, was recently approached by a client concerned about the costs it would incur if its e-mail communications...

Continuity plans seen as crucial

The pitch from business continuity planning experts is simple: Companies need to prepare so they can minimize the amount of lost business in the...

Wickford PR firm specializes in preparedness

Eric Cote had no idea when he and partner Ken D’Ambrosio set out to start a communications firm eight years ago that they’d develop...

Banks set up multi-level recovery systems

If Hurricane Katrina taught those in financial services anything, it was that no level of disaster preparedness is too great. From losing one branch...

Making it easier to take help from businesses

A little boy was dead from encephalitis, two others had gotten sick, and a fourth had meningitis. There was no apparent connection, but such...
DURING A VISIT earlier this month to Long Beach, Miss., President George W. Bush speaks with, from left, Patty Steagall, Shannon Orr and her son Matthew, and Judy Dill. /

SBA has learned its lessons from Katrina

As a businessman appointed last summer to take over a much-criticized federal agency, coming to Washington has been an education. A central lesson after...
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