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R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 506 last week, with 3 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 506, with three deaths, from Nov. 19-25, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Typically, the...

CLIMATE CONTROL Former small-businessman turned governor eager to boost economic vibes

(Editor’s note: This is an abridged version of a story first published on on Nov. 22.) Gov. Daniel J. McKee has long positioned himself...
COFFEE TALK: David Levesque, owner of Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse LLC, speaks with customer Jenna Shehadeh at the Brewed ­Awakenings Johnston location. 

R.I.’s dreary business-climate rep proving tough to shake

David Levesque says he’s ready to expand his coffee shop business, but he cringes at the thought of what he’ll have to go through...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 508 last week, with 2 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 508, with two deaths, from Nov. 5-11, the R.I. Department of Health said...

Five Questions with: James Houle

James Houle is an appraiser and Rhode Island real estate expert based in Portsmouth, where he runs his business, James Houle & Associates. House...

Study by Merrill Lynch division reveals insights on wealthy families

NEW YORK – Nearly four in five wealthy families have had unplanned discussions about wealth with 26% later regretting it, according to a new...

State reprimands cardiologist for performing surgery after testing positive for COVID

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston cardiologist has been reprimanded by state health officials for performing an operation after he tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Malcom Kirk...
HELP NEEDED: Dr. Michael Wagner, left, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, discusses the health services industry in Rhode Island, including workforce development, with other panelists at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Others on the panel include, from left, Brown University’s Dr. Scott Rivkees, Dr. Raj Hazarika from Point32Health Inc. and John Fernandez, CEO and president of Lifespan Corp. Moderating is PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing. 

For hospital executives, solving labor shortages a top task

When asked whether the lingering workforce shortages are affecting access to care, Rhode Island’s health care leaders had a clear answer. “Yes, period, end of...
CREDIT ­PROBLEM: Michael Garcia, partner at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. in Providence, says uncertainty over the federal Employee Retention Credit program is creating problems for countless businesses that had sought the credit following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Flap over ERC claims puts strain on firms

It’s been more than 18 months since one of Michael Garcia’s clients applied for an Employee Retention Credit and it’s still not clear when...
HANDMADE: Assembly technician Romalyn Tuason works on an aerospace printer in AstroNova Inc.’s assembly room in West Warwick. 

AstroNova is evolving to better face unpredictable futures

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards LEAN MANAGEMENT: AstroNova Inc. AS THE WORLD grows more interconnected, global manufacturers are increasingly relying on a constant stream of data. That’s...
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