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CARE NEW ENGLAND terminated negotiations with Prime Healthcare Foundation to sell Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Monday night. The hospital will also discontinue its inpatient and emergency services. / COURTESY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND

Should the state allow Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to have its...

When Care New England bought Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in 2013, the Pawtucket institution was already in financial difficulties. But since then, its...
STOCK PRICES CONTINUE TO SET RECORDS and investors do not seem to be pulling back even as the recovery from the Great Recession nears a decade in length.

A record in records for U.S. stocks rallying sixth week in...

NEW YORK – Earnings-day blowups, leverage warnings in China, Apple’s worst rout since August. Oh, and a sixth straight week of gains for the S&P...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA and state officials have announced a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership designed to train city residents in the health care and social service sectors. The program is supported by a $300,000 grant from the state Department of Labor and Training. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence launches PVD Healthworks to boost health care, social assistance workforce

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city’s Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull met with state officials and health industry representatives Friday...
RHODE ISLAND HAS SEEN significant growth in construction employment over the last 12 months, ranking No. 2 in the nation for percentage growth according to Associated General Contractors of America statistics released Friday. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

R.I. percentage growth for construction jobs second highest in U.S. in...

WASHINGTON – With 13.7 percent growth in construction jobs for the year ended Sept. 30, Rhode Island ranked second in the nation, beaten out...
RHODE ISLAND'S 1.1 percentage point decline in its unemployment rate from September 2016 to September 2017 was the third-largest among the states.

R.I. among national leaders in year-over-year jobless rate change

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island had the third-largest year-over-year decline in its unemployment rate in the nation (and the largest in New England) in September,...
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A FORMER SUBMARINE watch house in Little Compton sold for $2.6 million, according to Mott & Chace Sotheby's International Realty. / COURTESY MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Little Compton home sells for $2.6M

LITTLE COMPTON - An oceanside home at the tip of Warren's Point in Little Compton sold for $2.6 million, according to Mott & Chace Sotheby’s...
CITIZENS BANK POSTED STRONG third-quarter results, as net income increased 17.2 percent to $348 million on total revenue of $1.6 billion, itself an 8.7 percent increase on the same 2016 period. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens sees profit, revenue gains in 2017 3Q

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc., parent of Citizens Bank, posted net income in the third quarter of $348 million, an increase of 17.2...

A financing plan for a new PawSox stadium leaves the state...

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series looking at development opportunities in Pawtucket and their implications for the city and state.)Attendees...

Health, education see slow growth in R.I.

Lackluster growth in health and education employment could spell trouble for the Ocean State, where job gains or losses in any segment of the...

Rhode Island enters Amazon HQ2 competition, lists seven potential host sites

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island entered the North American contest to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com on Thursday, submitting a proposal that identifies seven...
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Ivette Santana Hired as SASH® Coordinator at Saint Elizabeth Place

Ivette Santana has been hired as the SASH® Coordinator at Saint Elizabeth Place. SASH® in RI is a one year pilot program modeled after...

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RISD Mindshare: Hear how RISD graduates start businesses, ignite innovation, launch personal projects and...

RISD MINDSHAREDate: Saturday, November 4th 2017 Location: Chace Center Auditorium, Rhode Island School of Design Time: 12-6PMLearn how Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) graduates start...

PORTSMOUTH ABBEY ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION “SECURING OUR ACADEMIC FUTURE” CAMPAIGN

Contact: Kathy Heydt, Director of Communications Portsmouth Abbey School, 285 Cory's Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871 401.643.1205 kheydt@portsmouthabbey.orgOctober 16, 2017 – Portsmouth, RIPortsmouth Abbey School, located in Portsmouth,...

The Rhode Island Association for Justice Honors Supreme Court Justice Indeglia and Superior Court...

Providence, RI - The Rhode Island Association for Justice (formerly the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association) honored Supreme Court Justice Gilbert Indeglia and Superior...

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