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The University of Massachusetts board of trustees finance committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a tuition and fee freeze for in-state undergraduate students for a second consecutive year. more
The R.I. General Assembly on Tuesday passed two new laws to streamline the state’s regulatory reform process and eliminate statutes exempting certain rules and regulations from review. more
Rhode Island’s gross domestic product grew 1.4 percent in real terms in 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, ranking the Ocean State 33rd in the country for economic growth during the year. more
United Natural Foods Inc., a national distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, saw its bottom line rise 15.1 percent during its fiscal third quarter to $36.4 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, compared with $31.6 million, or 64 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year. more
Siemens AG is in talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. about a joint bid to buy Alstom SA’s energy business and counter a $17 billion offer by General Electric Co. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday announced $2.1 million in funding under the Governor's Workforce Board and the R.I. Department of Human Services for youth summer employment programs. more
Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
“Precarious” is how University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro characterizes Rhode Island’s economy, following the release Tuesday of a Current Conditions Index that has failed to improve for nine successive months. more
President Barack Obama signed into law a $12.3 billion water-projects plan that will pay for deepening ports for bigger ships, cutting costs for exporters. more
Crista Durand will serve as the next president of Newport Hospital effective Aug. 1, Lifespan told Providence Business News Tuesday. more
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