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United Natural Foods Inc. on Wednesday reported a 12.3 percent jump in profit in the second quarter, while also announcing plans to eliminate or relocate approximately 265 positions in the second half of the year as a cost-cutting measure. more
Christopher Samih-Rotondo is the community organizer for the Tenant and Homeowner Association at DARE, or Direct Action for Rights and Equality, a Providence-based organization. He has held this position for five years. He is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and an occasional contributor to local media, including the RI Future blog. more
(Updated 2:38 p.m.) The new president and CEO of T.F. Green Airport is Iftikhar Ahmad, who led the international airport of New Orleans through six years of passenger and route growth, according to an announcement by the R.I. Airport Corp. more
Here are the problems and proposals coming from the competing communities, which include Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence and Westerly. more
After a “truly disappointing” second quarter, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro found the August current conditions index rose to 75 from the revised 67 measured in July, showing the start to a more positive third quarter. more
Although Rhode Island’s financial services industry accounted for 4.2 percent of direct employment in 2015, the industry contributed 9 percent of the state’s gross domestic product, ranking 8th most in the country. more
(Updated 2:35 p.m.) Block Island residents this week voted in favor of buying the controlling interest of Block Island Power Co., the island’s utility, for $1.8 million, and they plan to turn it into a municipal utility, or co-op, district. more
Carlos, a self-described “engi-nerd,” talks about how Hasbro Inc.’s characters are like your friends when you’re growing up, and how lucky he feels to be part of the company, making new characters and toys for children to enjoy. more
(Updated 9:36 a.m. with corrected information) Providence legislators on Wednesday denounced a proposed natural gas liquefaction facility project in the capital city, calling on federal regulators to reject enabling permits and for city lawmakers to withhold subsidies. more
What happens when your house is featured in The New York Times Sunday real estate section? A quick sale, that’s what. more
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