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Luis A. Aponte was elected City Council president on Tuesday, defeating councilman Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. in a 9-6 vote, according to information from the city clerk’s office. more
“Minority and small businesses in the urban core have generally found it difficult to access commercial loans,” said Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association president. more
Hotel tax collections, and meal and beverage tax collections increased on a year-over-year and fiscal year-to-date basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. However, … more
Harvard University said applications for this fall’s freshman class jumped 9 percent, to a record 37,305, after the school heightened recruiting on social media and publicized a $150 million gift mostly for financial aid. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said encouraging U.S. economic data coupled with emerging signs of risk taking by some investors make it appropriate for the central bank to consider raising interest rates as soon as next month, while moving gradually thereafter. more
Rhode Island is receiving more than $328,000 this year from the U.S. Department of Labor under a layoff prevention law established by Congress in 2012 through the efforts of U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed. more
(Updated 1:15 p.m.)Carousel Industries has been named “Commercial Partner of the Year, Americas” by Juniper Networks. more
(Updated, 5:55 p.m.) In an inaugural study of Rhode Island’s clean-energy industry, the state is recommending a number of steps be taken to help further expand the sector. more
Three projects will be recognized with Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards this year, including the restoration of the Audrain Building on Bellevue Avenue, now home to the Audrain Auto Museum. more
Johnson & Wales University has purchased the former Club Karma at 101 Richmond St. for $1.6 million. more
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