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United Parcel Service Inc. said it expects six days during this holiday season to surpass its single-busiest shipping day last year, a workload sure to put its yearlong preparation to the test as online retail sales rise. more
The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area dropped four-tenths of a percentage point in September, improving to 7.5 percent from 7.9 percent a month earlier. more
FM Global has pledged $1 million to support construction of the University of Rhode Island’s proposed College of Engineering facility, a plan for which funding is included on the Nov. 4 ballot. more
Second-quarter data shows that Massachusetts’ economy is bouncing back from a first quarter “temporary reversal of fortune.” more
State and local officials celebrated the completion of the $2.75 million expansion at the Providence Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area saw its construction employment increase 5 percent in September to 22,800 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory dropped six-tenths of a percentage point in September compared with a year ago, and the state also registered fewer completed foreclosures during that same period, according to information released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Single-family home sales dropped 1.9 percent in the third quarter, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said on Wednesday. more
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
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