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07/24/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 7/24/14 Global Finance magazine has named commercial property insurer FM Global the "World's Best Supply Chain Risk Insurance Provider" for a third consecutive year.
07/24/2014
Duane Wells Huff Post Travel / Luxury Lifestyle Expert Posted: 07/07/2014 2:54 pm EDT Updated: 07/07/2014 2:59 pm EDT Newport. More than a few movies and books have been written about it. Just as more than a few American presidents have made it their 'summer White House' and socialites like Sunny Von Bulow and Doris Duke have imbued it with a healthy dose of scandal that has only added to its allure.
07/24/2014
Published: July 23, 2014 03:34 PM BY KATE BRAMSON Journal Staff Writer Unemployed veterans looking for jobs have a chance Thursday to meet employers who are hiring metal welders, cooks and other restaurant employees, truck drivers, security positions and more.

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07/24/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), an initiative implemented from within Commerce RI, today announced the six recipients of Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. The awards will provide $445,092 in support to projects, representing...
07/09/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State of Rhode Island will "go green" by launching Apply RI, a new online job application website. Apply RI is a web-based, workforce management system that provides a streamlined process for job seekers searching for employment with the state.
06/27/2014
In an effort to accelerate innovation in Rhode Island and help local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses create jobs and compete for approximately $2.5 billion in available federal funding each year from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (

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