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The 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts will be given at the 18th annual Pell Awards on June 9 to actor Richard Jenkins and his wife, director/choreographer Sharon Jenkins. more
U.S. stocks rose as Republicans won control of the Senate while the dollar strengthened and precious metals fell. European stocks gained on better-than-estimated earnings before tomorrow’s central bank meeting. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants totaled just under $1.77 million in December, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the $1.64 million collected in December 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Monday. more
Two new topics, workforce and infrastructure, have been added as the College and University Research Collaborative jumpstarts 12 new research projects in Rhode Island. “What we … more
An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. 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
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1.5 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in March, matching the increase in the national index during the same time period, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Unemployment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area plunged 1.6 percentage points to 7.8 percent in April, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.4 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
Jesse Busk spent a 12-hour shift rushing inventory through an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in Nevada to meet quotas. His day wasn’t over, though. more
Capital Properties Inc. reported first-quarter net income of $77,000, or 1 cent per share, a 77.4 percent decline from the $340,000, or 5 cents per share, recorded during the same period a year earlier. more
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