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Friday, June 22, 2018

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Best Buy’s 4Q profit rises 18%<br> as Circuit City posts loss

Best Buy Co.’s net income climbed 18 percent to $763 million or $1.55 per share in the fourth quarter, while rival Circuit City Inc....

New jobless claims rise, but total claims fall

New unemployment claims surged last week to 321,000, 11,000 more than in the week ended March 24, according to a report today by the...

Merrill execs face retrial in Enron case

HOUSTON – The retrial of three former Merrill Lynch & Co. executives in an Enron-related case, alleging fraudulent sales of power-generating barges off...
DISCRIMINATION by the housing industry against would-be buyers and renters is the target of the new multi-agency campaign, whose launch coincides with national Fair Housing Month. Above, a house for sale in Smithfield. /

Agencies team up for Fair Housing R.I. campaign

PROVIDENCE – Saying that “finding the right, safe, affordable home should not be a matter of race, religion or ethnicity,” Rhode Island Housing today...

LIN TV gains a VP, 2 senior counsels

PROVIDENCE – LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL) today announced the addition of three new members to its management team: Rebecca Duke, vice president of...

Subprime collapse is ‘largely contained’

AUSTIN – Damage from the subprime mortgage collapse “has been largely contained,” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher told the Austin Mortgage...

Bryant, Brown to co-host conference<br> on ‘The Rise of the New...

SMITHFIELD & PROVIDENCE – A two-day conference next week, sponsored by Bryant University and the Watson Institute for International Relations at Brown University, will...

Jobless rates fall in Providence, New Bedford

WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates were lower in February than a year earlier in 249 of 369 major metropolitan areas nationwide, higher in 94 and...

Pawtucket Citizens Development wins<br> 2007 Housing Heroes Award

PROVIDENCE – The Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation (PCDC) yesterday was named the winner of the 2007 Citizens Bank Housing Heroes Award, Citizens Bank of...
THE NORTH END, as envisioned by TPG and TRO Jung | Brannen after the completion of the $1.4 billion private development.  /

TPG unveils $1.4B ‘O2’ development plan <br>that begins with buying Newport...

NEWPORT – The Procaccianti Group, joined by business leaders and elected officials from Newport and Aquidneck Island, today announced the beginning of an entertainment/residential/commercial...
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