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SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION: David Osborne joined Virgin Pulse following the company’s acquisitions of GCC and ShapeUp, and as CEO led the successful integration of the three organizations. Part of that success is due to building a culture that helps employees grow, perform at their best and develop their expertise. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Virgin Pulse acquires Preventure

PROVIDENCE – Virgin Pulse has acquired local corporate wellness program provider Preventure. The transaction adds a group of proprietary wellness programs and technologies to...
THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in December 2017, marking its second consecutive increase. / COURTESY OF THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate climbs for second consecutive month

PROVIDENCE – In a second consecutive month, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent in December, according to a...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. Elorza speaks at the CBRE 2018 Market Outlook, presented by CB Richard Ellis New England. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

CBRE 2018 Outlook: Downtown, suburban office markets tighten, industrial space at...

PROVIDENCE – The commercial real estate market across Rhode Island is strengthening, with record occupancy rates in industrial properties and shrinking availability in the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has introduced a fiscal 2019 state budget that represents a sligh increase in spending./ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo’s State of the State expected to cover job creation, school...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is expected to give her State of the State address Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.She is expected to...
RHODE ISLAND'S Current Conditions Index was 83 in November, the eighth time the state received such a rating in 2017. A CCI score over 50 reflects an expanding economy. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Nov. CCI holds at strong value of 83

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island has moved “well beyond” the “soft patch” of 2016, said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his...
CVS HEALTH CORP. intends to keep Aetna Inc. headquarters in Hartford, Conn. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS plans to keep Aetna HQ in Hartford

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. does not plan to relocate Aetna Inc.’s headquarters out of Hartford, Conn., according to a CVS spokeswoman Friday.Aetna had...

Brown president urges R.I. to embrace Brown-Prospect CNE merger instead of...

PROVIDENCE — Brown University President Christina Paxson says Rhode Island should reject Boston-based Partners HealthCare’s proposed acquisition of Care New England in favor of the...
A BALLOON CATHETER and optical fiber are inserted through a tiny incision, in the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System. A light-sensitive glue is infused into the balloon, in images 2 and 3, then light is used to activate and rapidly harden the compound. /COURTESY ILLUMINOSS MEDICAL

IlluminOss Medical wins FDA clearance for bone stabilization treatment

EAST PROVIDENCE —IlluminOss Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration de novo clearance – the first granted by the FDA’s Orthopedic Branch -...
DR. KRISTEN A. MATTESON, of Barrington, has been named director of the Division of Research for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS

Matteson named research director of obstetrics and gynecology at Women &...

PROVIDENCE — Dr. Kristen A. Matteson, of Barrington, has been named director of the Division of Research for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology...
A CAR HEADED SOUTH on Blackstone Boulevard Thursday as snow started to accumulate in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

As R.I. digs out and gets back to business, bitter cold...

PROVIDENCE – As streets were cleared Friday, Rhode Island and the rest of the Northeast are facing frigid temperatures and strong winds following the...
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