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(Updated, 3:50 p.m., Aug. 28) Some of the region’s most buzzworthy companies have been named in Providence Business News’ third Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. Companies with the largest percentage growth of revenue from 2011 to 2013 in four revenue size categories, along with the most innovative companies in each of 10 industry categories, will be feted on Sept. 10 at an oceanfront event at Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. more
Johnson & Wales University Monday unveiled plans for a new $40 million academic building on former Interstate 195 land in Providence’s Jewelry District. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree has been appointed president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Van Bree was … more
City gamer Catherine Brunzos is the “Minecraft Hunger Games” World Champion after taking part in a weekend International Games Day event at Providence Community Library. more
Venture capitalists invested $124.1 million in Rhode Island companies in 2014, $42 million more than in 2013, and the largest amount to date, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association. more
Rhode Island policymakers have several options for the future of HealthSource RI, but first the health insurance exchange’s end goals, costs and long-term funding plan should be reviewed, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Monday. more
The nonprofit Olneyville Housing Corp. has purchased 14 residential properties over the past year in the area of Amherst and Chaffee streets, and will renovate the buildings to create more affordable housing. more
When President Barack Obama visits Rhode Island later this month, he will dine on local and regional cuisine created by one of the state’s top chefs. more
Lawrence A. Aubin has been named chairman of Lifespan’s board of directors. Aubin was elected chairman at Lifespan’s annual meeting Tuesday. more
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