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Lifespan, CNE must prove merger’s worth

If persistence were always rewarded, then Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System would see their planned merger win quick approval by the...

Fixes possible for U.S. manufacturing sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed deficiencies in the U.S. manufacturing sector’s ability to provide necessary products. With heavy reliance on global supply chains and foreign...
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: PB Bistro & Bar had been setting up tables on the sidewalk on Main Street in East Greenwich, but on Labor Day weekend the restaurant and others were allowed to move the tables to the closed street. / COURTESY PB BISTRO & BAR

Restaurants are weathering the worst

This summer was like no other. Across the country, sections of cities and towns were transformed into terraces and piazzas where restaurant tables migrated...

A shifting landscape

Has the business landscape for your company changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic began? Yes: 75% No: 25% What has changed that impacts your business? (Select any...

A WORK IN PROGRESS: Can a $45M state job-training program meet...

Scott R. Jensen watched helplessly as the number of out-of-work Rhode Islanders soared when COVID-19 hit in March. For months, unemployment claims climbed higher. And...
BACK IN PRINT: PBN’s print issue is back! It was last published on March 20, when the state was in the midst of a near shutdown of its economy to help stop the spread of COVID 19.

Return of PBN print edition one more sign of state’s slow...

This week’s issue marks the return of PBN’s print edition, one more sign of Rhode Island’s slow comeback from March’s near economic shutdown to...
MR. CLEAN: Ben Pereira, extruder team leader, disinfects his extrusion touch screen at Cooley Group’s Pawtucket factory. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Waiting for test results is costly

(Editor’s note: This is the 15th installment in an occasional series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...

Pandemic survival

Has your company significantly modified its operation during the pandemic? Yes: 78% No: 22% What changes have you made to your organization that were needed to continue...

Should state aid to Rhode Island’s three public colleges be increased...

All three of Rhode Island’s state colleges are expecting enrollment declines for the upcoming fall semester, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Community College...
COLLABORATORS: Terry Thompson, left, extruder setup, and Mike Funderburk, master mechanic, team up to perform predictive maintenance on an extruder die at Cooley Group’s Pawtucket facility. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: A respite from ongoing challenges

(Editor’s note: This is the 14th installment in a periodic series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...

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