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The funeral for former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. was held Monday. more
Taco Inc. has changed its name to Taco Comfort Solutions, a Taco Group company, as part of a structural reorganization. more
Commodity producers and lenders led U.S. stocks lower, as the S&P 500 Index snapped its longest winning streak in three months, after comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney rekindled concerns that Britain’s exit from the European Union will further weigh on tepid global growth. more
The White House on Tuesday announced a new rule that will boost the number of Americans who qualify for time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than 40 hours in a given week. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said positive forces supporting U.S. job growth and higher inflation will still probably outweigh negative developments, calling additional gradual interest-rate increases appropriate without specifying their precise timing. more
In early 2014, a blogger known as Food Babe launched a petition pushing sandwich chain Subway to remove an obscure chemical also used in yoga mats from its bread. more
With a shared goal of keeping alive “American ingenuity,” a group of innovation and manufacturing leaders, including Todd Thomas of Tinker|Bristol, convened at the White House last week for a summit. more
A new global study that examined the cost of operating back offices of the financial sector shows Providence is among the least expensive locations between the New York and Boston markets. more
Martha Sullivan, president and CEO of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., received a 3.5 percent increase in her total compensation package last year, to approximately $5.4 million. more
Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
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