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GDP in Providence metro increases 1.6% in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product (adjusted for inflation) in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 1.6 percent year over year in 2017. Using...

5 R.I. nonprofits awarded $128K to protect against terrorist attacks

PROVIDENCE – Five nonprofits in Rhode Island were awarded a total of $128,000 in federal grants through the fiscal 2018 Department of Homeland Security’s...

Reed announces $124K to support homeless veterans in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Housing Authority and North Providence Housing Authority will receive a total of $123,704 in federal funds to help homeless veterans...
ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT: Attendees listen to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo speak during an economic-outlook luncheon event in 2017 at the R.I. Convention Center. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s latest luncheon, to be held Sept. 24, will feature Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys.
 / COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Celebrate local businesses at economic outlook luncheon

EDITOR’S CHOICE Celebrate local businesses at economic-outlook luncheon RAVI KUMAR, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys, will participate in a moderated conversation...

Lists: Property & casualty insurers

Re-ranked by 2017 admitted assets: 1. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. | Admitted assets: $19.16 billion 2. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Co. | Admitted assets: $6.11...
CIVIC BOOSTERS: The Guild owners Devin Kelly, left, and Jeremy Duffy were recognized for their efforts to
create jobs and revitalize their Pawtucket neighborhood.
 / COURTESY THE GUILD

Guild owners honored by Pawtucket Foundation

JEREMY DUFFY AND DEVIN KELLY, owners of The Guild in Pawtucket, were honored as People of the Year by the Pawtucket Foundation during the...

Report: R.I. 529 plans rank well nationally

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island 529 education savings plan, CollegeBound Saver, was rated as one of the best 529 education savings plans in the...

Beacon Design creates 3rd annual Beacon House Ornament

LINCOLN – Creator of the White House Ornament since 1981, Beacon Design has handcrafted the Blair House Ornament for the third year in a...
PANGEANS: Pangea.app is a startup created to link college students to gigs through an app. From left, Pangeans (users of the app) and Johnson & Wales University sophomores Marc Marasco and Jack Rittereiser with Pangea.app co-founder and CEO Adam Alpert, a Brown University graduate. In the background are JWU sophomores Deanna Tacmo, left, and Sam Farley.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pangea.app offers college students a foothold in the gig economy. But...

As an undergraduate history major at Brown University, Adam Alpert did what many cash-poor college students do: He tried to earn extra money any...
ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University librarian. Open educational resources have been implemented at college and university libraries across Rhode Island. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Open educational resources helping college students avoid hefty textbook costs

The price of tuition often trumps that of textbooks – both in size and priority – when it comes to budgeting for college.However, according...
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