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The University of Rhode Island will receive more than $475,000 in federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to launch a multiyear project that will use technology, film and digital media to engage children, families, educators and librarians, and advance their digital and media literacy competencies. more
The Aldrich Mansion will host 11 Rhody Award winners on Sept. 28, honoring their historic preservation efforts. more
U.S. stocks rose and commodities rallied on a report that China’s central bank is boosting stimulus measures. Treasuries advanced while the dollar fell on bets the Federal Reserve won’t be in a hurry to raise rates. more
Banco Santander SA, Spain’s biggest bank and parent of Santander Bank, agreed to buy Canadian car-financing company Carfinco Financial Group Inc. for about C$298 million ($269 million). more
Providence Business News honored 34 of the region’s most accomplished companies, entrepreneurs and innovators in its third annual Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program and gala event held Sept. 10 at Rosecliff mansion. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been named a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” for being the first company to successfully complete the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four Campaign. more
A $75 million federal Race to the Top grant has enabled Rhode Island to complete initiatives ranging from refining teacher evaluations to implementing user-friendly data systems, according to a report issued by the education commissioner late Monday. more
Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley will become commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center on Friday, relieving Rear Adm. David M. Duryea, during a change of command ceremony. more
Rhode Island has been awarded $445,735 in federal funding to improve its state unemployment insurance program, as well as funding to participate in a $4.5 million three-state consortium. more
In advance of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Tuesday meeting about Spectra Energy’s plan to build an additional compressor station in Burrillville, the Rhode Island Business Coalition is voicing its support of efforts to expand the natural gas supply in the Northeast. more
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