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Lawmakers seek health care, retirement protections for Steward Health Care workers 

BOSTON (AP) – A group of Democratic members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, is seeking reassurances that workers at hospitals owned by...
GETTING A BRIEFING: Dana Evans, left, lab director at Gannon & Scott Inc. in Cranston, discusses business with Chris Jones, the company president. Gannon & Scott is one of the Rhode Island firms that have been honored by the federal government for its hiring of military veterans. Jones also served in the R.I. Army National Guard.
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These R.I. employers rallying the ex-troops

Gannon & Scott Inc. is a longtime Cranston-based company that specializes in recovering valuable metals from torpedo batteries, coatings used for stealth technology, and...
Miranda Kitterlin-Lynch

Costs of workplace violence too high to ignore

Violence and harassment on the job are all too common. More than 1 in 5 workers worldwide have experienced it, according to the International...
A CONNECTICUT CONTRACTOR faces more than $200,000 in fines for its role in a dock collapse last October in New Bedford that injured two workers, the U.S. Department of Labor says.

Conn. contractor faces $200K in fines for New Bedford dock collapse

PROVIDENCE – Federal safety inspectors are looking to fine a Connecticut contractor more than $200,000 for its responsibility in a dock collapse last October...
James Worrell

Retirement savings: When every dollar counts

Do you know how much you are paying for your 401(k) or 403(b) plan and investments? Paying too much in fees, even just 1%...

RIPEC: Legislative proposals could significantly worsen R.I.’s business tax climate

PROVIDENCE – While Rhode Island has marginally improved its national standing on the Tax Foundation’s Business Tax Climate, bills before the General Assembly could...

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar agree to take steps to improve...

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. regulators on Wednesday announced a settlement with the company that runs Dollar Tree and Family Dollar aimed at improving...

WalletHub: R.I. ranks No. 15 in nation in changes in unemployment...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked No. 15 overall in terms of changes in the unemployment rate in the United States, according to a...

DLT’s Registered Apprenticeship program gets $353K federal boost

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will receive a $353,679 State Apprenticeship Expansion grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Sen....

U.S. News: Providence metro area 86th-best place to live in nation

PROVIDENCE – The capital city ranks No. 86 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Places to Live list released on Tuesday.  The report...
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