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The Providence Journal has named David J. Butler its executive editor and senior vice president of news and audience development, according to a story posted to the news organization’s website. more
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed and Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo today will announce a new federal grant of up to $1.93 million over five years to expand higher education for Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
Bank of America Corp., the second-biggest U.S. lender, posted third-quarter profit of $4.51 billion as litigation expenses tumbled and revenue exceeded some analysts’ estimates. more
The Twin River Management Group on Tuesday night unveiled preliminary plans for a proposed casino here that would replace Newport Grand in Newport. more
Despite an overall reduction in the number of taxpayer-backed loans made in Rhode Island last fiscal year, small business loan dollar volume grew 2.8 percent thanks largely to an increase in financing for fixed assets, such as real estate and machinery. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is planning to relaunch and re-brand its innovation incubator in Fall River on Oct. 23. more
City officials have launched a new initiative to rehabilitate abandoned properties, in part by teaming up with Rhode Island Housing to provide low-interest renovation loans. more
Providence is ranked No. 17 on WalletHub’s list of 2015 “Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet.” WalletHub calls “wallet-friendly” cities those in which foodies who like to craft their own concoctions at home or sample edibles from the local food scene find they can stretch their food dollar more easily states. more
(Updated, 5:18, Oct. 19) Citizens Bank NA is among the top 100 most active small business lenders in the United States and ranks third in Rhode Island, according to year-end lending numbers released by the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
University of Rhode Island electrical engineering professor Haibo He is part of a team that has been awarded a $282,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop robots that could help direct people to emergency exits in the case of an emergency. more
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