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Three University of Rhode Island engineering programs have temporarily relocated to space leased at Schneider Electric’s offices while construction of a new engineering building is underway at the university. more
Football fans were mobile at Super Bowl LI in Houston on Feb. 5, spending plenty of time on their smartphones while watching the big game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. more
John Smithers became executive director at Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s information technology and bioscience industry association, in August. Smithers talks about how Tech Collective is transitioning itself into the technology hub for Rhode Island, and some of the initiatives it has underway. more
On Sunday, Feb. 5, the New England Patriots made history by recovering from a 25-point deficit to win their fifth Super Bowl, beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Tuesday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined Patriots players and the Kraft family for a free rally to celebrate the victory at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. more
The 5 percent hotel tax generated $2.3 million in revenue for the state in September, a 9 percent increase compared with revenue of $2.1 million recorded in September 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Tuesday. more
Providence is one of 10 cities selected to participate in Envision America 2017’s Smart City initiative to tackle energy, water, waste and air challenges. more
Home prices climbed 5.6 percent in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in December when compared with December 2015, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees, triggered protests and handed the young government its first crucial test. more
People’s Credit Union has created and sold an employee cookbook, from which all proceeds will be donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. beginning this month will cash checks for customers in Rhode Island. The retail giant recently announced the nine Wal-Mart stores in Rhode Island can now cash eligible checks at the cost of 50 cents each. more
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