Updated January 29 at 9:29am
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Amazon.com Inc.’s CEO Jeff Bezos has a knack for harnessing product reviews to get customers to buy online. His latest move: Web-savvy moms whose opinions are coveted by peers who want to know what’s hot this holiday season. more
The nonprofit Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre has hired Oliver Dow, most recently capital campaign manager for the Altantic Theater Company in New York City, as managing director, effective Nov. 5. more
An independent study of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video. more
WaterFire Executive Artistic Director Barnaby Evans has asked city and state officials to redesign the planned Providence River pedestrian bridge to make it possible for more boats to pass underneath. more
While no Rhode Island institutions of higher learning made it on to Business Insider’s 104 smartest public colleges in America list, the Ocean State was better represented on the website’s 600 smartest colleges list. more
Consumer confidence advanced in October as Americans enjoyed further price drops at the gas pump and the job market continued to improve. more
The Dunkin’ Donuts chain, capitalizing on the cult-like demand for Dominique Ansel Bakery’s Cronut in New York, is introducing its own doughnut-croissant hybrid next week. more
Rhode Island again ranked 20th among the 50 states in export growth for the first eight months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales compared with the prior-year period, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Massachusetts single-family home sales fell in September, and so did the median selling price, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
Treasury two-year notes set for sale today were poised to draw the lowest yield in five months on speculation the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low even as it ends its bond-buying program. more
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