Sunday, November 28, 2021


Economic Activity

GINNY, one of three African elephants at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, stars in the award-winning public service campaign RDW Group devised to support passage of a ballot question to help finance major upgrades to the zoo. /

Local firms lead way in New England PR awards

RDW Group Inc. tied for first place with the most Bell Ringer Awards, given yesterday evening by The Publicity Club of New England at...

Survey: Local hiring outlook brightens in 3Q

PROVIDENCE – Local employers expect hiring to be flat in the third quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today. The outlook...

Providence Warwick CVB moves to new home

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has moved to a new location, the organization said in announcing the roster for its...
RICK CLARK unloads his shopping cart outside the Costco Wholesale store in Sandy Springs, Ga., last Thursday.  Costco, the largest U.S. warehouse club, posted a 7-percent increase in May same-store sales, surprising analysts, who predicted a 5.7-percent gain.  /

ICSC: U.S. retail sales rise 1%

NEW YORK – Sales at U.S. retail stores open at least one year rose 1.0 percent over the past week, erasing the previous week’s...
DESPITE THE SLUMP in the subprime mortgage market, Pianalto told the gathering, other sectors of the economy remain 'solid.' Above, a crane loads containers for onto a ship at the Port of Portland, Ore., on June 8. U.S. exports hit a record high in April. /

Pianalto: ‘Fed cannot afford to be complacent’

DUBLIN – U.S. inflation is higher than she would like, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto told a conference yesterday at the...

Patrick names 3 to lead school Readiness Project

BOSTON – A week after announcing his new vision for education reform, Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday announced he has tapped three people to oversee...

Randall Realtors named an up-and-coming firm

WESTERLY – For the third consecutive year, Randall Realtors GMAC has been listed in RIS Media’s Real Estate Magazine and Real Trends as one...
GASOLINE PRICES in Rhode Island remain below those in much of the nation, AAA said. Above, Leticia Cardona pumps gas into her van at a station in Chicago. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices fall 6¢ to $3.009/gallon

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have fallen for the second consecutive week after 15 weeks of increases, according to AAA Southern New England....

Mashpee Tribe still considering New Bedford<br> as casino site, despite Middleboro land...

MIDDLEBORO, Mass. – Trading Cove at Mashpee, the equity partnership teaming up with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to develop and operate a casino in...

Small business ‘matchmaker’ summit<br> on federal contracting runs through Wednesday

WARWICK – More than 500 small businesses from across the Northeast and 80 federal agencies and prime contractors are expected to attend the Small...

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