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(Updated 12:01 p.m.) The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area climbed 31 spots to No. 95 in the Milken Institute’s 2015 Best-Performing Cities report, propelled by growth in wages and high-tech jobs. more
Retail sales climbed in November by the most in four months as American consumers put to work some of the money saved from the cheapest gasoline since early 2009. more
Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., two historic giants of U.S. industry, will join in an all-stock merger of equals that’s the first step in a plan to create three new highly-focused businesses. more
Six Rhode Island companies have received state matching grants to leverage federal funds intended to promote innovation in technology. more
The BIF Student Experience Lab has received a two-year, $400,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to research and develop innovation education models. more
Providence is one of the locations that General Electric Co. is looking at for a potential new headquarters. more
The University of Rhode Island has received five grants totaling $629,550 from The Champlin Foundations. more
The Ocean State ranked 14th in the country this year in overall health, improving one spot from 2014, according to the annual America’s Health Rankings Report released Thursday by United Health Foundation. more
The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and the state’s Office of Energy Resources announced this week that they have begun a partnership with National Grid to provide free energy audits to municipalities, school districts and quasi-public state agencies. more
Consumer confidence stabilized last week after faltering since mid-October as Americans’ perceptions about the U.S. economy and the buying climate improved. more
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