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The highest number of Labor Day travelers nationwide since 2008 are expected this weekend, according to AAA Northeast, which pointed to lower gasoline prices, higher disposable incomes and a stronger job market as reasons for the increase. more
Providence is among the least friendly cities for small business, according to Thumbtack’s fourth annual Small Business Friendliness Survey released Tuesday more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded in August at the slowest pace since May 2013 as anemic demand from emerging markets such as China translated into leaner factory order books. more
(Updated 1:45 p.m.) Six people were injured after an athletic building under construction collapsed at Bryant University Tuesday morning. more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce for the third year in a row has received recognition for being a “small business champion.” more
Home prices, including distressed sales, increased 4.6 percent year over year in July in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to CoreLogic. more
The slump that dragged the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its worst month since 2012 is set to worsen, U.S. futures indicate, amid continuing concerns about the impact of China’s slowdown on the global economy. more
McDonald’s Corp.’s push to let different restaurants satisfy regional tastes is evident in this week’s rollout of its pumpkin spiced lattes. more
Bank of America Corp. should either change the makeup of its governance committee or get rid of CEO Brian Moynihan, according to Mike Mayo, an analyst at CLSA Ltd. more
(Updated, 5:55 p.m.) In an inaugural study of Rhode Island’s clean-energy industry, the state is recommending a number of steps be taken to help further expand the sector. more
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