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The U.S. economy grew less than previously reported last quarter on lower government outlays and a bigger depletion of inventories, capping a sluggish first-half performance propped up mainly by consumer spending. more
(Updated 12:42 p.m.) Johnson & Wales University announced Thursday its new Center for Science and Innovation has been named after John J. Bowen, the school’s chancellor, in honor of the work he has done in that position. more
Which startup this year has the best business pitch in Rhode Island? Six Rhode Island entrepreneurs hope to answer that question next month during the “Get Started RI” business pitch competition hosted by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine. more
Two Federal Reserve officials argued the case for another interest rate increase in interviews on the eve of an eagerly awaited speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that will be scoured for hints of a move that could come as soon as September. more
Chef Walter Potenza is very familiar with the reign of central Italy that has suffered through a severe earthquake. He was born in a town about an hour east of the village of Amatrice that was virtually leveled when the quake struck. more
Three pieces of economic data released Thursday are good signs for the U.S. economy. more
Blade by blade, General Electric Co. is building part of its future a few miles off the Rhode Island coast, turning a one-time piece of Enron Corp. into a global renewable-energy business. more
For the Federal Reserve to succeed in its mandated bid to anchor inflation higher, it needs to overcome a big demographic hurdle: millennials don’t expect prices to rise anytime soon. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 3.1 percent year over year in May, and nearly 8 percent when comparing the first 11 months of the fiscal year with the same time frame last year, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
AstroNova Inc. saw a 10.6 percent increase in profit and 5.9 percent revenue increase in the second quarter that ended June 30. more
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