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For four university presidents who happen to be women, running their institutions is very much like running a business. more
Bank of America Corp. CEO Brian T. Moynihan said that even if Wall Street reforms were scaled back by politicians, he wouldn’t change how he runs the company, including the extra capital the firm holds. more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $2 million over four years to a team of University of Rhode Island and University of North Caroline researchers to study Lyme disease prevention and exposure among outdoor workers. more
One month after slowing down, an economic index for the Ocean State ticked up in August, according to PBN and e-forecasting.com, the co-producers of the Rhode Island Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
Consumer sentiment climbed more than forecast in October as lower-income Americans projected wage gains will accelerate and falling energy prices helped stretch paychecks. more
It’s that time of year again. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year, among several other awards. more
U.S. shares joined equity gains in Europe and Asia, extending a rally that’s added $4.1 trillion to global equities this month, as a run of weaker-than-estimated economic reports from China, Europe and the United States boosted speculation central banks will maintain stimulus measures. more
The federal government and the R.I. Department of Transportation have signed a consent decree that commits the state agency to spend $111.9 million over 10 years to reduce the flow of pollutants into the state’s bodies of water through stormwater systems. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth expects to break ground on Oct. 23 for a $55 million expansion of its School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in September, a three-tenths of a percentage point drop from August’s revised rate of 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
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