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Lists: Women-run businesses

Just missed the list: 1. Locke Lord LLP | No. of employees: 94 2. A Child’s University | No. of employees: 80 3. City Personnel | No....

Who’s On The Board?

Organization: Adoption Rhode Island Mission: Adoption Rhode Island’s Mission is to facilitate, promote and support the permanent placement of children waiting for adoption and to...

New Bedford, Bristol County chambers form alliance

NEW BEDFORD – The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce on May 11 announced a joint agreement...
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Roxana Mercado, right, financial-coaching fellow at Capital Good Fund in Providence, meets with her client, Gloria Orjuela of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. has the highest percentage of poor people in New England....

Gloria Orjuela, a 53-year-old Providence resident, is disabled and living on supplemental-security income.Originally from Colombia, Orjuela has lived in the United States for 27...

Full effects of health care reform must be measured and known

It is difficult to imagine that the passage of the American Health Care Act could so quickly be shunted to the back burner. But...
INNOVATIVE ­DESIGN: University of Rhode Island engineering students designed a new scoliosis brace and printed a 1/25-scale model prototype on a 3-D printer. From left, Gabriella Divine, a fifth-year mechanical-engineering and Spanish major from East Greenwich; Chris Viveiros, a mechanical-engineering senior from Attleboro; URI professor Bahram Nassersharif; Dan Cross, a mechanical-engineering senior from Northborough, Mass.; and Thomas Brey, a mechanical-engineering senior from Manville, N.Y. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

URI engineering students design new scoliosis back brace

The most common daily brace worn for scoliosis, the Boston brace, was created in the 1970s and remains a go-to solution for physicians treating...
SOURCE: The Economic Progress Institute

Rhode Island bizs could lose under ACA repeal

While the national debate about the future of health care rages on in Washington, D.C., local employers are left to grapple with how repealing...

Extending foster care good for youths and economy

Extending foster care to age 21 is not only the right thing to do, it is the economically sound thing to do.When Gov. Gina...

Stuck in same old, dead-end job?

I was at a conference recently on the “Digital Future of Work.” Expert after expert talked about the new reality of the workplace, in...
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