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If businesses needed a reminder of the growing prominence of supply-chain management in the e-commerce era, the image of Amazon drones delivering orders on network television this year likely provided it. more
Factory production increased in July at the fastest pace in five months as capital spending climbed and motor vehicle demand surged, indicating the industry is helping propel the U.S. economy. more
(Updated, 3:50 p.m., Aug. 28) Some of the region’s most buzzworthy companies have been named in Providence Business News’ third Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. Companies with the largest percentage growth of revenue from 2011 to 2013 in four revenue size categories, along with the most innovative companies in each of 10 industry categories, will be feted on Sept. 10 at an oceanfront event at Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. more
Comcast Corp., the U.S. cable company awaiting regulatory approval to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., reported profit that beat estimates as new high-speed Internet customers more than made up for declining video subscribers. more
American consumer confidence unexpectedly declined in August to a nine-month low, repressed by gloomy wage perceptions. more
Scaffolding has been erected on the Westminster Street side of 111 Westminster St., also known as the Superman Building, as the owner, High Rock Westminster Street LLC inspects the façade of the historic 26-story art deco tower with an eye to needed repairs. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.8 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in July compared with the national consumer price increase of 2 percent, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born last year to age 18 is $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from the previous year and the smallest jump since the financial crisis, according to the government. more
“Wet Paint,” a fundraiser predicated on selling just-made art, raised $101,000 for the Newport Art Museum last weekend, with a record-breaking 564 pieces of art donated for sale in silent and live auctions. more
Gasoline prices dropped 4 cents in Rhode Island this week and 3 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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