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THE WOOLLY AGELGID was  first spotted in southern Rhode Island in 1985, and within 10 years had spread statewide, the DEM says. Above, HWA egg masses on a hemlock bough. /

URI receives $500K to study insect invasion

WASHINGTON – The University of Rhode Island will receive $499,994 in federal aid to research the hemlock woolly agelgid (HWA), a non-native insect that...
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State gives URI $150K for energy research, analysis

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island’s Division of Research and Economic Development has been awarded a $150,000 research and analysis grant by the...

Quinlan Cos. in new alliance with ChartOne

PROVIDENCE – The Quinlan Cos. today announced the acquisition of three warehouses, in Florida, Maryland and Texas, from ChartOne Inc. of Burlington, Mass. The...

39 workers get layoff notices from BCBSRI

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has notified 39 of its roughly 1,100 employees that they are being laid...

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 2¢ to $2.699

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island rose an average of 2 cents per gallon for the second consecutive week, according to AAA Southern...

DOT opens ‘Iway October’ with new Podcast series

PROVIDENCE – A series of three-minute Podcasts telling the story of the Iway project was unveiled today by the R.I. Department of Transportation. Each...

Bank of America completes $21B LaSalle purchase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bank of America today completed its $21 billion purchase of ABN Amro North America Holding Co., parent of the Chicago-based LaSalle...

The major issues deserve solutions, in R.I. and the U.S.

It is no secret that special interests dominate the state’s politics. It allows them to influence how, from whom and in what amounts tax...

Innovation’s success is key to the future

The Providence Business News regularly celebrates the best of Rhode Island’s business community. Our awards programs – from the 40 Under Forty, to...

This merger should deliver real health care reform

The Rhode Island Business Group on Health recently sponsored a “summit” conference on a variety of health-related topics expected to be of interest to...
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