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Jarden Corp. agreed to buy Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion, making its biggest acquisition to add the 43-year-old scented candle maker to its collection of more than 120 consumer brands. more
The state Division of Taxation has scheduled the drawing to claim the historic preservation tax credits that were re-activated by legislation passed and signed into law earlier this year. more
Providence ranked 16th on a list of the 40 most expensive US cities to have a baby in, compiled by the online real estate brokerage Redfin. more
Center for Women and Enterprise will receive $375,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration grants toward Hurricane Sandy recovery, the SBA announced Wednesday. more
The owners of Plainridge Racecourse are looking to sell the track after the state’s gaming commission recommended against their application for a slot parlor license, Boston.com reported. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation has closed on a deal to purchase about 52 acres of land in Narragansett considered archaeologically important, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis announced Wednesday. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as orders and production jumped, indicating more factories were growing optimistic about the second half of the year. more
Orders placed with U.S. factories rose in June, pointing to further stabilization in manufacturing that may help lift second-half growth. more
Employers added fewer workers than anticipated in July even as the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent, indicating uneven progress in the labor market. more
Festival Ballet Providence will stage four mainstage productions at theaters around Providence, and four Black Box productions, at FBP’s Black Box Theater, in its 2013-2014 season, the company announced Tuesday. more
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