Updated January 23 at 2:23pm
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A newly formed nonprofit corporation, Building Bridges Providence, will host a celebration on Saturday at the site of the city’s next downtown park. more
Look out Caterpillar Inc., Textron Inc. and Deere & Co.: You’re showing the telltale signs that you might be targeted by activist investors. more
United Natural Foods Inc. reported an 8.3 percent drop in profit, but slightly higher revenue, in its third quarter earnings report released Monday. more
Brown University is launching an interdisciplinary center for entrepreneurship with a $25 million gift from alumnus Jonathan M. Nelson, founder and CEO of Providence Equity Partners. more
Consumer confidence improved in January to a three-month high as Americans grew more upbeat about the prospects for the economy, labor market and their incomes. more
In a partnership announced Thursday, Roger Williams University’s School of Continuing Education will provide customized educational and workforce development programming to residents in the cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was little changed last week, holding near four-decade lows that highlight strength in the job market. more
United Way of Rhode Island awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corp. a $150,000 grant in support of the organization’s Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund and its development of safe, high-quality learning environments for children. more
Consumer confidence retreated more than forecast in April as Americans’ optimism about the outlook for the economy and employment waned. more
Factory production fell more than forecast in May, reflecting declining output of vehicles and business equipment that show U.S. manufacturing is still hobbled by weak global demand. more
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