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R.I. Commerce Corp. announces $2.7M for tourism events and attractions

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday announced that 24 local organizations will share in $2.7 million in federal funding to create new attraction...

Wholesale price increases accelerated in April as inflation remains sticky 

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. wholesale prices rose sharply last month, a sign that inflation pressures remain stubbornly high after three elevated readings in consumer prices...

California company acquires 60% interest in 3 R.I. radiology clinics

PROVIDENCE – A California company has acquired 60% controlling interest in three Rhode Island radiology clinics.  San Francisco-based American Shared Hospital Services on May 9...

RIPTA holds first public workshop on transit hub relocation

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority on Monday held its first "interactive" and “family-friendly’ public workshop at the Amica Mutual Pavilion on the...

State violated civil rights of children with behavioral disabilities, feds find

PROVIDENCE – The state was found to be in violation of federal disability laws for the over-hospitalization of children with behavioral disabilities while in...

Annavarjula named new dean of UMass Dartmouth’s business school

DARTMOUTH – Madan Annavarjula is the new dean for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Charlton College of Business.  UMass Dartmouth said Annavarjula, the dean of the College of...

Stokes named new R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leader

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has a new leader familiar to many Rhode Islanders.  Keith W. Stokes, the former executive...

R.I., Mass. gas prices dip amid low demand, higher inventories

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island dipped 3 cents to $3.60 per gallon this week. That...
A RENDERING OF THE proposed 30-story apartment building featuring 216 residential units and 248 parking spaces next to the Hilton Providence. / COURTESY ZDS ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR

Proposed apartment tower in Providence gains 1st approval

PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a 30-story apartment tower next to the Hilton Providence along Interstate 95 cleared a crucial hurdle by earning preliminary...

Are U.S. interest rates high enough to beat inflation? The Fed...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The sharp interest rate hikes of the past two years will likely take longer than previously expected to bring down inflation, several...
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