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Bill McCourt, who has served as executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers’ Association for the past five years, left the organization to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a letter from Bob Nangle, RIMA chairman, released Wednesday. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 160th in the United States for 2 percent construction job growth over the year in November, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
“Elf,” the 2003 film about an adopted North Pole elf searching for his birth father in New York City, is the favorite holiday movie in Rhode Island, as well as that of seven other states, according to data from CableTV.com. more
The CVS Health Charity Classic raised $1 million in donations for local charities from its tournament this year, boosting the total amount it has raised to $20 million since the event began in 1999. more
(Updated 11:41 a.m.) Cash sales accounted for 21.8 percent of total home sales in September in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, a 0.7 percentage point decrease compared with the rate in September 2015, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly increased in November to the strongest level since early 2007, ahead of a jump in borrowing costs, National Association of Realtors data showed Wednesday. more
(Updated 1:46 p.m.) U.S. stocks edged lower, with the Dow Jones industrial Average failing to make progress toward 20,000, as oil erased gains and a rally in the dollar faltered in light trading ahead of the holidays. more
The University of Rhode Island’s social media and marketing class took first place in the national 2016 Acura ILX Marketing Challenge in California, according to a release by the school Tuesday. more
Taking a cue from a Brookings Institution report that called for more involvement from top-level CEOS, four business leaders have joined forces to create the Partnership for Rhode Island, focusing on economic growth in the Ocean State. more
The contract for Brian Goldner, Hasbro Inc.’s chairman, president and CEO, has been extended for another three years, the company said Tuesday. more
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