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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND received $1.4 million in scholarship funding from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to educate science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers. / UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI School of Education nets $1.4M in scholarships to prepare STEM...

PROVIDENCE - University of Rhode Island's School of Education is the beneficiary of a $1.4 million Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program geared to science,...
THE ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS manufacturing facility in Smithfield will close due to a corporate restructuring that includes moving the company's headquarters from New Haven to Boston. / COURTESY ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

R.I. Alexion manufacturing facility to close in corporate restructuring

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. will close its manufacturing facility in Smithfield, the company said Monday.In a release announcing a restructuring in...
DENNIS KEEFE, CEO of Care New England announced he will retire at the end of the calendar year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Care New England President, CEO Dennis D. Keefe announces retirement

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System (CNE) President and CEO Dennis D. Keefe, will retire Dec. 31 after six years in the role,...
SELF-AWARE: Steven Keating, one of the Business Innovation Factory's 2015 Summit speakers, takes a selfie with the crowd during his talk in September. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Business Innovation Factory annual summit sells out again

PROVIDENCE - What do an astronaut, a three-time Super Bowl winner and the president and CEO of BakerRipley in Houston all have in common?The...
AMZAZON HAS ISSUED a request for proposal from state and local governments for its "HQ2," a second headquarters. Above, a courtyard outside Amazon's Seattle headquarters building/BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID RYDER

Commerce RI to submit for Amazon’s second North American headquarters RFP

PROVIDENCE - Amazon.com Inc. already has a sprawling Seattle headquarters that attests to its size and ambition. Now the world’s largest online retailer plans...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 19 in the nation for average weekly wage for the first quarter of 2017. Massachusetts ranked No. 3 behind New York and the District of Colombia.

Report: R.I. ranks No. 19 in nation for Q1 average weekly...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 19 in the nation for average weekly wage in the first quarter of 2017, according to a U.S....
GAS PRICES in Rhode Island reached a two-year high this week due to complications from Hurricane Harvey. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I. gas prices climb 35 cents in 1 week

PROVIDENCE – Prices for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island rose 35 cents in one week to $2.70 per gallon, according to a...
LUPO'S HEARTBREAK HOTEL has been renamed the Strand Ballroom and Theatre. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Renovated Lupo’s set to reopen with new name

PROVIDENCE - It's a new name in an old venue.Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, the storied Providence music venue, is rebranding itself, adopting the moniker the...
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Greenhouse, based in Providence, is a business accelerator for socially conscious entrepreneurs./ COURTESY OF SEG

Social Enterprise Greenhouse selects 12 health and wellness startups

PROVIDENCE – The Social Enterprise Greenhouse on Thursday announced it has selected 12 Rhode Island startups to join its three-month health and wellness accelerator...
RHODE ISLAND businesses and agencies look to state and federal renewable-energy programs to help build solar-energy projects throughout the state. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KEN JAMES

Narragansett Bay Commission to build two solar projects in Coventry, Richmond

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Bay Commission on Wednesday announced it has finalized a deal to build two solar-energy projects totaling 9.7 megawatts in Coventry...
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