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NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND is seeking to increase the charges customers pay for to help fund its energy efficiency programs this year. The proposed 2022 Energy Efficiency Plan will be voted on by the R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid eyes hike in charges to pay for energy efficiency...

PROVIDENCE – Record demand for National Grid energy home weatherization services created budget overruns which may, in turn, drive up the fees customers pay...

RIMA, Toray Plastics to tackle labor shortage by driving people to...

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Toray Plastics America Inc. is growing thanks to increased demand for its products but there's a problem that many other employers...

Study finds R.I. manufacturing disproportionately affected by COVID-19 clusters

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing had the highest rate of COVID-19 workplace clusters in Rhode Island outside of health, congregate care and education settings, according to...
ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...

With R.I. manufacturing jobs on the rise, employers seek skilled workers

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island manufacturing sector reported its largest month-over-month job increase in over a year in July, though some local employers are...

Governor’s panel tackles workforce issues

PROVIDENCE – Issues associated with Rhode Island's workforce were discussed during Gov. Daniel J. McKee's weekly R.I. 2030: Community Conversations event on Thursday. A panel...

Business community mixed on whistleblower legislation

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community has mixed feelings about passage of state legislation that provides protections for immigrant workers who report misconduct...

More than one way to define ‘profit’ in dispute over PPP...

PROVIDENCE – How many ways are there to define a "profit" in business? When it comes to Rhode Island companies that received forgivable Paycheck...

Business leaders painting gloomy picture of PPP taxation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island business leaders are painting a gloomy picture for the state if Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s proposal to tax forgivable Paycheck...

Business leaders press fight against PPP taxation

CRANSTON - Rhode Island business leaders recently met with Gov. Daniel J. McKee in their bid to derail his proposal to tax Paycheck Protection...

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