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HELP WANTED: Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick is one of numerous Rhode Island companies hiring even though the economy has hit the skids during the corona­virus pandemic. In this 2018 file photo, CEO and President Stuart Benton works on the packing floor with Bradford employees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Some R.I. employers on hiring spree

Stifled as it is by the coronavirus pandemic, Rhode Island’s economy still has a pulse with some employers hiring while others are laying off...
FACE TIME: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo at one of the daily briefings she has given during the crisis. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo’s leadership, transparency earn praise

State governors are ­typically not front and center during a national crisis. But the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the U.S. has pushed governors to...
INCREASED DEMAND: Tony Folco is a sales manager at information-technology service company IT Support RI, which is now handling increased demand from clients who are taking their businesses remote. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

IT companies scramble to get virtual workplaces installed for clients

As companies across the state transition to remote work, information-technology service firms have been getting slammed with requests to set up the software, security...

R.I. travel firms refusing to panic

Cancellations are trickling in and trips to countries hit hard by the coronavirus aren’t taking place, but Rhode Island travel agencies are holding out...

Coronavirus raises workplace issues

Fears of a coronavirus pandemic are growing by the day, but employers looking to limit the chances of an outbreak in their workplaces could...

R.I. lacks key data on minority businesses

People of color are underrepresented as business owners compared with their share of Rhode Island’s population, but getting a clear picture on the depth...

Battle looms over R.I. nursing home bill

State legislation that would hike pay rates for certified nursing assistants, would require nursing home caregivers to spend more time with each resident and...

Are there new options in works for ‘Superman’ building?

Discussions have been rekindled about how to reoccupy the “Superman” building, the iconic Providence skyscraper that’s been empty and dark for seven years. But...

Providence’s ‘urban trails’ plan draws objections

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza rolled out his Great Streets Initiative master plan on Jan. 27, but it didn’t take long for some residents...

Hospitals balk at proposals in Raimondo’s budget plan

Hospitals in Rhode Island stand to lose more than $17 million in state money and millions more in matching federal funds if a proposed...

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