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Media general Inc. will sell a group of television stations to settle U.S. claims that its $1.5 billion purchase of LIN Media LLC is anticompetitive, the government said. more
On Thursday night President Obama slept where few presidents have slept before: Rhode Island. It’s been more than a half-century since a sitting president–JFK–spent the night in the nation’s smallest state. more
Trying to capitalize on yesterday’s news that the U.S. economy expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, President Barack Obama today will try to rally female voters in Providence, Rhode Island, four days ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. more
The Quonset Business Park will be the site for a free, public monthly job fair, according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. more
Massachusetts’ growth slowed in the third quarter after “robust growth” in the second quarter, MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy, reported on Thursday. more
The new owner of the Providence Journal reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday, showing total revenue of $165.1 million, an increase of 31 percent year over year, driven by classified print and preprint revenue. more
Rhode Island may not have cracked the top 10 of the best states to live in, according to a new report on quality of life by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, but it did perform better than average in numerous categories including housing and best place to earn a living. more
MassChallenge, a startup accelerator program, awarded $1.75 million at its annual startup awards ceremony Wednesday, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases. more
United Parcel Service Inc. said it expects six days during this holiday season to surpass its single-busiest shipping day last year, a workload sure to put its yearlong preparation to the test as online retail sales rise. more
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