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Anonymous donor gives $1M matching grant to URI

KINGSTON – An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million challenge grant to the University of Rhode Island to help establish the Robert S....

UMich consumer sentiment index rises in May

Rising stock values and increased job prospects drove the Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment to 88.3 in May from April’s eight-month...
ALLAN W. FUNG's father, Kwong Wen, and mother, Tan Ping, worked hard at their restaurant so their children could have a better future, their son recalled. /

A path to the American dream – for the children

For years, immigrants with little understanding of U.S. law, custom and, frequently, without a firm grasp of the English language, have been staking their...
PAUL WOLFOWITZ leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Md., on May 18, the day after announcing his resignation as World Bank president, effective June 30. /

Zoellick seen as suitable for World Bank helm

WASHINGTON – Robert Zoellick will have a big job to do to reinvigorate the World Bank as its next president. But those who have...

Company size is largest variable in gay-union benefits

When gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Cynthia Butler said, there was initially a lot of concern in human resources offices about how this...
RHODES IN THE PAWTUXET: The river that gave the Cranston banquet hall its name surrounds the facility after the April storm. /

R.I. disaster declared for April 15 storm

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has declared that a major disaster exists in Rhode Island in the wake of the April 15 to...
RICHARD SCHLOESSER will oversee U.S. operations at the Japanese-owned Toray Plastics (America), a subsidiary of Toray Industries. /

Toray names first American executive VP

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Toray Plastics (America) Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Toray Industries, has promoted 17-year company veteran Richard Schloesser to the position...
LESLIE TAITO, CEO of RIMES, says collaborating with the RIEDC will help strengthen manufacturing in the state /

RIMES to move into RIEDC’s offices

For 11 years, the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service – better known as RIMES – has helped the state’s manufacturers improve efficiency, revamp their...

PBN’s Myers joins 5 others<br> in receiving Metcalf Award

Providence Business News Staff Writer Natalie Myers was given one of seven Michael Metcalf Awards for Diversity in the Media by Rhode Island for...

R.I. EDC and RIMES announce new alliance

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Economic Development Corporation and Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service today announced that, as part of “a new alliance aimed at...

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