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BofA R.I. President Hatfield to retire in July

PROVIDENCE – The longtime Rhode Island leader for Bank of America Corp. is stepping down in July. William F. Hatfield Jr., Bank of America’s Rhode...

Demand for state small-business grants exceeds $20M allocation

PROVIDENCE – Demand for the state’s small-business grant program has exceeded the $20 million allocation, though additional money could be made available for eligible...

Fidelity to hire 500 employees in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – Fidelity Investments Inc. is expanding its Rhode Island presence by hiring 500 workers and opening a new investment services hub at its...

R.I. & Mass. gas prices rise 3 cents

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular, unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island was $2.84 per gallon Monday, a rise of 3 cents from...

Prospect withdraws ownership-change applications after threat to close hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. on Friday withdrew applications under the state Hospital Conversions Act that sought to change its ownership structure, leaving...

Revolution Wind project moves forward with start to federal permitting review

PROVIDENCE – Plans to bring 400 megawatts of wind power to Rhode Island are advancing, with the federal agency in charge of issuing the...
CVS Health has announced it will reopen its headquarters in Woonsocket in September. / AP FILE PHOTO/GENE J. PUSKAR

CVS Health to reopen Woonsocket HQ in September

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp., one of Rhode Island's largest private employers, will begin reopening its Woonsocket headquarters in September, a timeframe that could...

R.I. vaccination clinics to expand to businesses and colleges

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will shift its strategy for vaccination in the coming weeks to administer doses where people live and work, including on-site...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 588 over weekend, with 3 new...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 588 from April 23 through Sunday, with three new deaths, the R.I. Department...
GREENLEAF COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER employees voted, 21 to 1, to join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328, on April 6. / COURTESY UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 328

As R.I. cannabis industry grows, so does unionization

As the cannabis industry is poised to expand in Rhode Island, the move to unionize its workers is gaining momentum. The latest example: Workers at...

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