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Officials will gather Nov. 25 at the Pawtuxet Village Bridge to show their support in advance of Small Business Saturday. 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
The Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates too soon because the U.S. economy still needs the support of easy monetary policy, said John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in July to a 10-month high as low borrowing costs and an increase in inventory drew buyers. more
Providence shoppers are frugal: the city ranked No. 5 in a survey of the top 50 coupon cities in the United States. more
Gasoline prices fell a penny in Rhode Island, and gained a penny in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a $75,000 grant to the city of Pawtucket, one of 66 cities in 38 states nationwide to receive funding under the NEA’s “Our Town” program to enliven local communities through artistic projects. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
Rhode Island charities received more than $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations over the entire past fiscal year from Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation, according to the company and its philanthropic arm. more
Providence Place mall retailers were thrilled with shopper turnout Friday, as those who opened early were met by hundreds of Black Friday enthusiasts. Blue laws prevent Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, from opening on Thanksgiving Day, but the old law didn’t stop dedicated shoppers from lining up outside large retail shops Thursday for “Door Buster” deals beginning after midnight. more
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