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THE SUPREME COURT may have ruled that states can allow betting on individual sporting events, but many gamblers who will want to place those wagers using a credit card face a major hurdle: a large share of U.S. credit card companies don't allow it. / BLOOMBERG/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports gambling’s next hurdle is credit cards after court ruling

NEW YORK - For states ready to legalize gambling, banks hold many of the cards.The Supreme Court ruled this week that states can allow...
AS220 LAUNCHED A $5 million fundraising “All Access Campaign” to raise money for improvements to its Empire Street location in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

AS220 launches $5M fundraising campaign for building improvements

PROVIDENCE – AS220 has begun its $5 million “All Access Campaign” to raise capital for upcoming improvements to its Empire Street property.The money will...
RHODE ISLAND has the highest April unemployment in New England, tied with Connecticut at 4.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: R.I. tied with Conn. for highest April unemployment in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England at 4.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments?How does...
TOP SCORER: Hasbro is one of three Rhode Island companies to achieve a perfect score this year in the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. From left, Justin Haddock, licensing attorney; Dolph Johnson, executive vice president and chief human resources officer; Meghann Noonan, project engineer; and Dan Chasse, project ­manager. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

3 R.I. companies receive perfect Corporate Equality Index scores for LGBTQ...

Four Rhode Island-based corporations were listed in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index – a study that measures a corporation’s efforts...
DIFFICULT PREDICAMENT: Dr. John Miskovsky, an internist in Pawtucket who served on the Memorial Hospital medical executive committee, says the patients of his private practice are finding it difficult to care for their health without nearby hospital services following the closure of ­Memorial Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

City seeks waiver to direct rescue runs to local clinics in...

CharterCARE Health Partners remains hopeful of its bid to restore the recently shuttered Memorial Hospital emergency room, but Pawtucket officials may try for a...
SEASONED INTERPRETER: Jose Cruz, left, is a medically certified interpreter who has worked for Pinpoint Translation Services in Providence for more than a decade. Cruz speaks with Elba Morales, right, of Providence, a Spanish-speaking resident of PACE Organization of Rhode Island, as Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pinpoint fills need for interpreters

As Rhode Island’s population becomes more diverse, business and government entities are encountering more people who need goods and services but who have trouble...
TEXTUP WAS THE top winner in the 2018 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition.

TextUp takes home top honors at 2018 R.I. Business Plan Competition

PROVIDENCE – Michelle Petersen, a Brown University student who developed a low-cost software package that lets social workers efficiently manage documents and information flows,...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Mark Hellendrung

Mark Hellendrung | President, Narragansett Beer1. How would you describe the ­’Gansetts’ performance last year? We had another great year in 2017 with...
EPIVAX HAS WON a $324,000 grant to develop a web tool that will quickly determine whether Pompe disease patients are at risk for an immune response to enzyme replacement therapy.

EpiVax wins $324K NIH grant to improve Pompe disease treatment

PROVIDENCE — EpiVax Inc. has received a $324,980 Small Business Innovation Research grant to continue development of a web-based test for people at risk...
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