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DRUGMAKERS ARE PREPARING to raise prices Jan. 1 following promises that they wouldn’t raise their prices in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

CDC: R.I. opioid death rate drops to 11th in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Friday’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opioid overdose report showed a decrease in overall deaths from 326 in 2016 to 320...
STEPHEN DEL SESTO testifies before R.I. Superior Court in 2017. He was appointed to usher the St. Joseph Health Services pension plan through receivership. Max Wistow, who was appointed special counsel, sits to his right. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Wistow: St. Joseph’s pension settlements could make $85M plan whole

PROVIDENCE — R.I. Superior Court Judge Brian Stern on Nov. 21 approved an $11 million settlement between the former St. Joseph’s Hospital, the former...
RHODE ISLAND'S SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate and the number of unemployed residents remained unchanged from October to November. Unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. Nov. unemployment rate remains level from Oct., down over year

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.8 percent – the same as October – according to the R.I. Department of...

Home prices continue rise as sales volume increases in November

WARWICK – For the 22st-consecutive month, median single-family home prices increased year over year in November, rising 3.4 percent to $267,700, according to Rhode...
COMMERCE RI announced has announced the three selected Innovation Campus applications submitted this year. The projects total $12 million in requested public funding. Above, Peckham Farm at URI, the site of one of the funded projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

3 projects chosen for Innovation Campus program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced Tuesday morning the approval of three of the 16...
RITE-SOLUTIONS has been awarded a five-year, $20.3 million contract to provide engineering services for the Submarine Combat Control Systems for Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport.

Rite-Solutions receives $20.3M NUWC contract

MIDDLETOWN – Rite-Solutions was awarded a five-year, $20.3 million contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport to provide engineering services for its...

Hotel Hive Providence design approved

PROVIDENCE – A developer’s plan to create a boutique hotel from the adjoining old Providence Journal and Kresge buildings on Westminster Street has been...

HSRI: Health insurance enrollments are ahead of last year so far

PROVIDENCE — Enrollment for health care through Rhode Island’s Affordable Care Act exchange, HealthSource RI, remains ahead of last year’s signups at 11 percent...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE has only R.I. Department of Health’s review of its intended merger with Care New England remaining before it can proceed with the deal.

FTC: No challenge for Partners, CNE merger

NEW YORK —The Federal Trade Commission is not opposing the merger of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts and Care New England, the commission confirmed today.Betsy...
THE U.S. STOCK MARKET bounced back by Monday afternoon after plunging to start the day. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/NORIKO HAYASHI

Stocks roar back, led by rebound in tech shares

NEW YORK - Gut-wrenching volatility extended into a 12th week Monday as United States equities plunged and recovered, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average...
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