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Jarden Corp. agreed to buy Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion, making its biggest acquisition to add the 43-year-old scented candle maker to its collection of more than 120 consumer brands. more
Energy producer and transporter Dominion closed on the sale of three of its coal-fired power stations, including 1,528-megawatt Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, which it purchased in 2005. more
Care New England and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will mark their new partnership agreement with a signing ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, at Memorial Hospital. more
Johnson & Wales University next week will officially open Centennial House, which it says is the state’s first cooperative-style housing for students. more
The Preservation Society of Newport County plans to appeal a decision by the Newport Historic District Commission that blocks construction of a $4.2 million welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers mansion. more
Maine Gov. Paul LePage now keeps a roll of duct tape on his desk as a reminder to himself. “We all have faults - mine is that I can’t keep my mouth shut.” more
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for its worst month since May 2012, as investors weighed a … more
Consumer spending in the United States rose less than forecast in July as income growth slowed, indicating further job gains are needed to sustain household purchases. more
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.” more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Northeast Region has awarded grants totaling nearly half-a-million dollars through its B-Wet program to nine educational projects in New England, including two in Rhode Island. more
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