Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
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The University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography has a new director, effective in January: Anton Post. more
Rhode Island ranked fourth on a list of states where recent graduates of its colleges have the highest loan debt at $31,561. more
The Providence Rink will be open for ice skating season starting Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. more
Cash sales made up 31.05 percent of all home sales in Rhode Island in August, a decline from 33.26 percent that was recorded a year ago, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week, representing a pause from a recent run of readings close to a 14-year low. more
Toymaker Hasbro Inc. is in talks to acquire the DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. studio, a move that would deepen its ties with film and TV, according to people briefed on the matter. more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is making Black Friday a weeklong event, shifting away from the chaotic one-day sales that once epitomized the day after Thanksgiving. more
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the ratings on the City of Pawtucket’s outstanding general obligation bonds to BBB+ from BBB-, and revised the rating outlook to stable from from positive. more
Personal finance site NerdWallet has determined that same-sex weddings will add $9 million to Rhode Island’s economy annually. more
Deepwater Wind has selected Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. to construct the steel jacket foundations for the Block Island Wind Farm, with help from a North Kingstown company. more
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