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Joseph Hicks recently placed third overall in the three-axle class at the American Trucking Association’s National Truck Driving Championship. The championship has been coined the “Super Bowl of Safety,” because it brings nearly 500 of the best professional drivers in the industry from around the nation. Hicks, who works out of Con-Way Freight’s Cranston terminal, is not green to the competition. He was named 2010 Rookie of the Year and he has been a two-time grand champion. more
T.F. Green Airport was supposed to be flying high again. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area added 600 construction jobs in August compared with August 2013, a 3 percent gain, placing the area at No. 158 in a ranking of 339 metropolitan areas by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
A University of Rhode Island engineering professor has conducted seismic tests on the Gainer Memorial Dam at the Scituate Reservoir to determine its vulnerability to earthquakes. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island continued to drop, marking the lowest point this year, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey of gasoline prices. more
The Rhode Island School of Design on Monday kicked off National Manufacturing Month in October two days early with multiple events that includes the opening of Co-Works, a new facility focused on creation and collaboration. more
The University of Rhode Island and the URI Foundation are expected to announce Monday at the kick-off to support the College of Engineering bond that the Taco White Family Foundation will donate $400,000 to support the school. more
Randall Rosenbaum, executive director for the R.I. State Council on the Arts, says a $35 million “creative and culture economy bond” request voters will be asked to approve on Election Day will more than pay for itself in new jobs and general economic and cultural stimulation. more
Arden Building Cos.has purchased Corporate Mechanical Inc. of Tewksbury, Mass. more
NEW YORK - Hasbro Inc., seeking to make gains on Mattel Inc. in the market for girls’ toys, will develop dolls based on Walt Disney Co. princesses and the characters from last year’s blockbuster “Frozen.” more
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