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POLICY ­­PERUSAL: Mary Caruso, left, director of business development at Carey, Richmond & Viking Insurance Agency in Middletown, talks with CaraMarie Costa, personal insurance account manager. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

As home repair costs rise, policies may need update

As Tropical Storm Henri approached Rhode Island on Aug. 22, homeowners cleared their porches of furniture and battened down the hatches, fearing the havoc...

For big R.I. firms, Biden mandate doesn’t change vaccine plans

Many Rhode Island companies that have already committed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates say they’re sticking with their deadlines rather than waiting for President Joe...
MATTHEW WELDON, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says communication with the unemployed people who have lost their federal unemployment benefits is crucial to get them matched up with a job. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Getting the unemployed to take unfilled jobs isn’t so simple

About 45,000 Rhode Islanders have lost their federal unemployment benefits, but prodding them back into the workforce to ease a labor shortage in some...

Brewers: R.I. law hurts direct sales

A new state law allows Rhode Island brewers to sell twice as much beer directly to consumers than they could before, but local beermakers...
FUTURE ASPIRATIONS: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has had to deal with a recent spate of public safety issues in the city while also considering a run for governor in 2022. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting crime complicated by upcoming election

The wave of highly publicized crimes that has swept through Providence in recent months has prompted no shortage of calls for action, but looming...

Tourists fuming over lack of rides

Ride-sharing services operating in Newport that decimated traditional taxi companies in recent years are now leaving tourists and residents waiting at the curb for...
RHODE ISLAND companies in sectors that include retail, hospitality and nursing homes say they are concerned that implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate could make it difficult to recruit and retain workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Many companies say they can’t afford to enact vaccine mandate

Rhode Island companies in sectors spanning retail, hospitality and even nursing homes say they worry that implementing a strict employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement could...

Is R.I. Small Business Development Fund too restrictive?

Two years have passed since lawmakers approved a controversial program giving investment firms tax credits in exchange for investing money in local companies, but...
BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP. CEO and President Todd Blount speaks with an employee at the company's Fall River facility. PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Clam cakes and chowder? Pulling out stops to attract workers

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending Rhode Island’s job market, employers are desperate to fill positions, utilizing creative tactics to draw new employees. Due to high...

How will states tax remote work?

After finally getting the hang of remote work, employers could face new headaches around tax policies for workers whose home offices had them working...

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