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NEW CUSTOMERS: Cleverhood LLC owner Susan Mocarski stepped up international marketing when domestic sales of the company’s outerwear dried up earlier this year. International sales are up 450% since April. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic pushes some R.I. companies into foreign markets

When one market dries up, smart businesspeople look for another. For some local manufacturers, that’s meant more aggressively looking overseas during the pandemic. While the...
CLOSE WATCH: Registered nurse Jessica Pace, left, who works in the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, 32, of Central Falls, who is receiving convalescent plasma therapy as part of a clinical trial on its effectiveness against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Clinical trial on plasma makes headway in R.I.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of 30 medical facilities nationwide testing whether a plasma-based treatment for COVID-19 that has been approved for emergency use...
THE PAPER TRAIL: Melissa Szymanski sits with some of her medical bills at home in Glastonbury, Conn. Szymanski got sick earlier this year and wound up with a $3,200 bill because she wasn’t diagnosed initially with COVID-19. Later, tests showed she had it, and she is fighting to have her bills reduced. / AP PHOTO/JESSICA HILL

Coverage safety net has plenty of holes

COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically. It also clobbers some financially. Even though many insurers and the U.S. government have offered to pick...

What’s the right way to respond to COVID-19 surge?

When the coronavirus began spreading in the U.S. in early spring, governors in hard-hit states took drastic steps to reduce the threat. By shutting...
SOME BREATHING ROOM: Collection specialist Dosha Bogosian works in a sparsely populated office at XRA Medical Imaging in Cranston. While XRA’s diagnostic services have remained open for months, more of the administrative workers have returned but are keeping their distance from one another.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many offices are sparsely filled, and it’s having negative effects

When Michael Giuttari returned in late June to his office at MG Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. in the Jewelry District of Providence, he...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Visiting vineyards virtually

“When are we going to return to a normal life so we can travel again?” This is a question I hear from many clients...

Many have found ways to give in pandemic crisis

Despite facing a global health crisis and economic recession, more than half of all U.S. households – 56% – expressed some form of generosity...
SOME BREATHING ROOM: Collection specialist Dosha Bogosian works in a sparsely populated office at XRA Medical Imaging in Cranston. While XRA’s diagnostic services have remained open for months, more of the administrative workers have returned but are keeping their distance from one another.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Near-empty offices show pandemic’s economic effects are widespread

Less-congested morning commutes and near-empty city parking lots are among the most visible signs that workers have not returned to their offices in large...

Tourism needs R.I.’s full attention

The tourism sector is far too crucial to Rhode Island’s economy for it to get only partial attention from the state’s economic-development agency. But that’s...

R.I.’s top tourism job in limbo

Almost five months after the state’s top tourism official resigned, R.I. Commerce Corp.’s promotional efforts “haven’t skipped a beat,” according to the agency’s interim...

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