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“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
While passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport has declined consistently each month since January, airports in nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts have reported passenger increases, according to data compiled by Bernard Kavaler’s “Connecticut by the Numbers” website. more
Don Pardo, the often heard, rarely seen announcer of the NBC television network for six decades, whose baritone voice was part of long-running shows such as “The Price is Right,” “Jeopardy!” and “Saturday Night Live,” has died. He was 96. more
The nonprofit Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre has hired Oliver Dow, most recently capital campaign manager for the Altantic Theater Company in New York City, as managing director, effective Nov. 5. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed to a 14-year high Monday, as retailers rallied on better-than-projected earnings while data showed inflation pressures remain limited and housing starts jumped. more
Home construction rebounded in July and the cost of living rose at a slower pace, showing a strengthening U.S. economy has yet to generate a sustained pickup in inflation. more
Construction companies in Rhode Island added 700 construction jobs in July compared with the same month last year, an increase of 4.3 percent that ranked the state 20th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Monday. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area represented 1.78 percent of all mortgages for the month of June, compared with 2.35 percent for the same month last year, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
People in Rhode Island’s capital city are among the least honest in the country according to the National Honesty Index released Tuesday by the Honest Tea organic beverage company in Bethesda, Md. more
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