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MassChallenge, a startup accelerator program, awarded $1.75 million at its annual startup awards ceremony Wednesday, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases. more
United Parcel Service Inc. said it expects six days during this holiday season to surpass its single-busiest shipping day last year, a workload sure to put its yearlong preparation to the test as online retail sales rise. more
The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area dropped four-tenths of a percentage point in September, improving to 7.5 percent from 7.9 percent a month earlier. more
FM Global has pledged $1 million to support construction of the University of Rhode Island’s proposed College of Engineering facility, a plan for which funding is included on the Nov. 4 ballot. more
The R.I. Public Transit Authority will detour 28 bus routes and temporarily relocate bus stops A, B, C and D in the downtown Providence area beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 through 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 in order to accommodate a visit by President Barack Obama. more
Second-quarter data shows that Massachusetts’ economy is bouncing back from a first quarter “temporary reversal of fortune.” more
State and local officials celebrated the completion of the $2.75 million expansion at the Providence Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis said that the process has begun to provide for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area saw its construction employment increase 5 percent in September to 22,800 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
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