Nonprofit & Education

Senate panel condemns student-loan tactics

Financial services companies seeking to be listed as preferred lenders have tempted college officials with free travel, happy hours, sports tickets and paid consulting...
VANESSA TOLEDO-VICKERS tapes her show, which focuses on business issues, at Latino Public Radio last Wednesday. /

A station with great expectations

Reynaldo Almonte begins his broadcast at 5 a.m. every day by announcing in his deep voice: “This is Exitos 88.1FM. Latino Public Radio, nationwide...

Exploring Latinos’ culture along with their language

The two-day Spanish immersion program starts with a typical Dominican breakfast. Co-creator Sixcia Devine is Dominican, after all, as are many others in Providence. Then...

Most Americans support Senate immigration bill

Most Americans back a guest-worker program and a proposal allowing illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens that were part of legislation the Senate shelved...
GEORGE L. ORTIZ JR., founder of Hispanic Research Group, sees Rhode Island as a microcosm of shifting demographics. /

Latino market advice with an eye for the nuances

George L. Ortiz Jr. is making sure his company, Hispanic Research Group, has a presence wherever Latino populations are growing significantly. It’s important for...
KEVIN BENNETT, of Capital Curbing Inc., works on a curb project on Route 107 in Burrillville. The company has used the Mission 360 program to expand its business. /

Partners help DOT diversify

A new R.I. Department of Transportation program is looking to take a full-circle approach to providing local minority-owned firms their chance to get work...

Yacht Restoration School ‘converges’<br> with Museum of Yachting

One teaches the history of classic boats and the art of restoring, maintaining and building them. The other aims to preserve the culture of...

Slater invests $500,000 in Middletown robotics firm

The Slater Technology Fund last week announced it has committed $500,000 to Innovention Technologies LLC, a medical robotics startup founded in western Pennsylvania that...

CDHPs boost patients’ share of maternity costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released last week by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the March of Dimes shows patient costs for maternity care...
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Editorial Cartoon: Unequal Pay

Equal work, unequal pay By J. Spencer, Philadelphia Business Journal Shown is a one-dollar bill, except that the central portrait of George Washington has been...

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