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SATELLITE dishes on a rooftop in New York City, where Sirius has its headquarters in Rockefeller Center. /

Sirius radio’s $4.6B XM deal faces serious scrutiny

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s $4.57 billion purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. faces opposition from regulators, legislators and other broadcasters, Bloomberg News reports.The...

Treasuries lose investors along with volatility

The U.S. government securities market, once the world’s most influential, is losing its “masters of the universe” cachet with big banks, according to Bloomberg...

Oil prices expected to fall as mercury rises

Forecasts of warmer weather in the Northeast – the nation’s largest user of heating oil – have fueled speculation that U.S. inventories might be...
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Bernanke, Fed forecast get mixed reception from Dems

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, in his first clash with the Democrat-controlled House, signaled that the central bank may need to...
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AAA: R.I. gasoline prices rise <br>6 cents, to $2.39 per gallon

Rhode Island gasoline prices rose an average of 6 cents per gallon over the past week, to the same level as a year ago,...
DAVID AND MARK EXTER, of S & W Television & Appliance Co., are taking on the big retail stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy, not only with their prices, but with the personal touches the big stores can't provide. /

Who’s afraid of the big-box stores?

S & W Television & Appliance Co. BUSINESS TYPE: Independent appliance retailer OWNER: Mark Exter LOCATION: 2735 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence EMPLOYEES: Seven full-time, two part-time (including owner) YEAR FOUNDED: 1946 ANNUAL...

Seekonk storyteller wins spoken-word Grammy

SEEKONK – Bill Harley, a children's book author, storyteller, humorist and performer, has won his first Grammy Award, in the Best Spoken Word Album...

Hasbro Inc. posts record $230.1M profit for 2006

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has posted record annual profits of $230.1 million in 2006, up 8.5 percent from $212.1 million in 2005. The company credited...

GateHouse Media completes <br>purchase of JRC papers

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – GateHouse Media has completed its acquisition of seven newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts from the Journal Register Co., at a final price...

R.I. economy continues to expand in December

KINGSTON – The latest analysis by Leonard Lardaro, a professor of economics at the University of Rhode Island, shows the state’s economy continued to...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am