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ALL THE DIFFERENCE: Chris Carlozzi, Rhode Island state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, said making it less expensive for small companies to reorganize under bankruptcy protection can “make all the difference” between survival and going out of business. 
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New bill would simplify bankruptcy process for small businesses

Advocates for small businesses may finally get the legislation they’ve been seeking.Congress passed a bill in July to make it simpler and less expensive...

Bill to streamline bankruptcy process for small businesses moves to president

PROVIDENCE – Congress has approved legislation to streamline bankruptcy procedures and provide new tools for small-business owners.Co-sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep....

R.I. to receive $7.5M in federal grants to improve emergency response,...

PROVIDNECE – Rhode Island will receive $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help local government agencies and organizations to respond...
SEN. JACK REED made a joint announcement with the rest of Rhode Island's congressional delegation Monday about $7.5 million in Department of Homeland Security grants the state will receive to prepare for "mass-casualty events." / BLOOMBERG NEWS/JOSHUA ROBERTS

R.I. to receive $7.5M in federal grants to improve emergency response,...

WASHINGTON – The state of Rhode Island will receive $7.5 million from the federal Department of Homeland Security to help local government agencies and...
THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, Rhode Island Chapter has organized a discussion on the national fight against Alzheimer’s with the state’s congressional delegation.

State Alzheimer’s Association to host Coffee with Congress

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s congressional delegation will share their thoughts on a number of pieces of federal legislation targeting Alzheimer’s disease later this month...
BIG TECH companies like Facebook and Google are scheduled to testify in front of a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee this week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO /PATRICIA MONTEIRO

Opinion: Rep. Cicilline: Don’t forget about small businesses

Weiners are a Rhode Island tradition, one that my family has been a proud part of for 50 years. At Sam’s New York System,...

SENEDIA Defense Innovation Days to showcase undersea tech, cybersecurity

NEWPORT – Speakers are being lined up for the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s sixth annual Defense Innovation Days conference.The event will be...

Five Questions With: David N. Cicilline

A need for more accountability and government regulation in the tech space is an area in which Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has taken...

Neighborhood Health Station to be dedicated in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS – State and local officials will be on hand Monday to dedicate Neighborhood Health Station, a 47,000-square-foot facility that provides medical, dental,...
J. GOODISON CO. will receive a $518,538 federal grant to purchase equipment and expand its staff. Above, J. Goodison Co.'s travel lift, the largest in New England. / COURTESY J. GOODISON CO.

J. Goodison Co. receives $519K federal grant for supplies, staff

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Local shipyard company J. Goodison Co. will receive a $518,538 federal grant to purchase equipment and expand its workforce, the Rhode...
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