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Bernanke, Fed forecast get mixed reception from Dems

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, in his first clash with the Democrat-controlled House, signaled that the central bank may need to...

$3.6M donation puts Newport Fed $1.7M in red

NEWPORT – Newport Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: NFSB), the holding company for Newport Federal Savings Bank, has posted a 2006 net loss of $1.656 million,...

GateHouse Media completes <br>purchase of JRC papers

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – GateHouse Media has completed its acquisition of seven newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts from the Journal Register Co., at a final price...
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Employers find ways to keep retirees on the job

If you are 55 and have worked for five years at Citizens Bank or Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, you're eligible...
FOUNTAINCREST, a 76-unit condo complex south of Route 1, is one of the highest-profile new developments in the town. /

Hot housing market has pros, cons for Westerly

In recent years, Westerly has witnessed a spike in housing construction, retail development and out-of-state banks coming into the area. And according to Town...

Drug dispenser growing its generic-medication use

A pilot program that put generic-drug dispensers in doctors' offices to encourage them to prescribe generics instead of brand-name drugs has been a big...
BEVERLY E. NAJARIAN, director of the R.I. Department of Administration, called the extension 'another big win for taxpayers.' /

United, R.I. extend state worker contract into 2010

Two and a half years ago, UnitedHealthcare of New England snatched the state employees' health benefits contract away from Blue Cross & Blue Shield...
ADRIANA DAWSON is working to build understanding between immigrant entrepreneurs and the lending community. /

A Pawtucket native reaches<br> out to Latino businesses

One of the first things Adriana Dawson did when she joined the R.I. Small Business Development Center in 2002 was to conduct a needs...

Feds award R.I. $700,000 to update Medicaid IT

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Rhode Island $725,253 to update...

A risky but popular shortcut in the battle on obesity

Take this quiz. Imagine you are obese. For a chunk of the population, that is not much of a stretch. Your physician has warned you...

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