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PBN on WJAR-TV, Jan. 21, 2019

Can a new business incubator keep a bigger slice of Navy spending in Newport? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC...

Virtual dissection table aids St. Mary Academy students’ biology research

EAST PROVIDENCE – Earlier this month, St. Mary Academy Bay View announced the purchase of a virtual human dissection table to provide scientific imagery to...
TECH INCUBATOR: Innovate Newport Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tuni Schartner gives a tour of the former Sheffield School on Broadway in Newport, which will serve as the location of Innovate Newport. The business incubator will house small companies, startups and entrepreneurs in the fields of marine and environmental technology, cybersecurity and renewable energy.
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Can a new business incubator keep a bigger slice of Navy...

For years, community leaders in Newport have watched as the nearby Naval ­Undersea Warfare Center has farmed out billions of dollars in contracts to...
INCREASED INTEREST: Carey, Richmond and Viking Insurance, a broker in Middletown, said inquiries and discussions from small to midsized businesses about cyber insurance coverage are up 10 to 20 percent since last year. From left, Jeff Boldt, director of commercial insurance; Irene Leary, marketing manager; and David Andrade, president.
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Read fine print on cyberthreat coverage

Owners of small to midsized businesses are increasingly worried about their exposure to cyber risks, including data breaches, and are turning to insurance protection...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy. While the idea...
FOR THE FIRST TIME in 11 months, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up in December 2018. The measure stood at 3.9 percent: a 0.1 percentage point increase from November but a 0.6 percentage point decrease from December 2017. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. ends 2018 with 3.9% unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment rate ticked up month to month for the first time since January 2018 according to the...

Parker Hannifin named control systems partner of American Magic

BRISTOL – Parker Hannifin Corp., a global motion-controls company with Rhode Island locations, has been named an Official Control Systems Partner of New York...

Whooplah’s Pollywog Pond video game nominated for Kidscreen Award

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Pollywog Pond, a video game portal for early learners developed by a North Smithfield company, was nominated for an industry Kidscreen...

New England Institute of Technology to host FIRST Tech Challenge Feb....

EAST GREENWICH – New England Institute of Technology will host the 13th annual For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Tech Challenge on...

Free webinar to focus on General Data Protection Regulation

SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will will host a free webinar on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The session,...
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