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THE AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE in Providence County in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $1,116, just above the national average.

BLS: Providence County weekly wage increases 3.2% in 2017 Q4

PROVIDENCE – Providence County’s average weekly wage in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $1,116, a 3.2 percent increase year over year, according to...
THE AVERAGE SINGLE-FAMILY home sale price in Bristol County, Mass., in April was $300,000. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DERICK E. HINGLE

Mass. home prices up 8.7% in April

PROVIDENCE – The Massachusetts single-family home price sale increased 8.7 percent year over year in April to $375,000, up from $345,000 a year ago,...
TIFFANY & CO. reported a $142 million profit in the first quarter on a $1 billion revenue. The company's board also approved a $1 billion share repurchase program. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Tiffany catapults to all-time high as sales blow away estimates

NEW YORK - Tiffany & Co.’s revamp is starting to pay off handsomely.Investors cheered Wednesday as the jeweler posted strong sales growth, raised its...
REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a senior member of both the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Homeland Security. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Five Questions With: James R. Langevin

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released an update to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity this spring, the group’s first such...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING and Urban Development announced $19.9 million in grants for public housing authorities in Rhode Island as well as nearly $10 million in Bristol County, Mass.

HUD approves $19.9M for R.I. in annual public housing authority grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island housing authorities were allocated $19.9 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Capital Fund...
HASBRO HAS SIGNED a licensing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment to become the global master toy licensee for the Overwatch franchise, which is based around a popular PC and console video game. / COURTESY BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

Hasbro signs toy licensing deal with Blizzard’s Overwatch video game

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment Inc. to become the master toy licensee for the Overwatch franchise, the...
THE RESULTS of the Fed’s 2017 report on the economic well-being of U.S. households showed that two in five Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $400 emergency expense, and one in four don’t feel they are “at least doing OK” financially. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Fed poll shows many Americans missing solid job market’s bounty

NEW YORK - Many United States households remain in a precarious financial position despite unemployment falling to the lowest level in years, a new Federal...
ALL 25 Qualified Opportunity Zones nominated by Rhode Island to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS were approved. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

All 25 R.I. ‘Qualified Opportunity Zones’ approved by feds

PROVIDENCE – All 25 areas that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. submitted for designation as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” were approved...
SEN. JACK F. REED announced that two Rhode Island companies have received a combined $299,788 in federal small business research and development grants. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

Reed: 2 R.I. companies awarded combined $300K for small-business R&D grants

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island companies received $299,788 in federal small business research and development grants, Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Monday.Aquanis Inc. of...
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES has entered into an agreement to sell its valves business for about $173 million. / COURTESY SENSATA

Sensata agrees to sell valves business for $173M

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its valves business to Pacific Industrial Co. for $173 million, the companies...
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