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United Natural Foods Inc. reported a 3 percent decline in profit, but a 9.7 percent increase in sales in first quarter results released on Wednesday. more
Bank of America Corp., which has said it will stop offering commission-based retirement accounts as it prepares for new regulations, also plans to more clearly disclose fees that clients pay to the firm’s 14,000 financial advisers. more
Ah, 2017. Sweet relief from the turbulent 365 days prior, which was marked by a contentious election, a surprise European Union departure and countless celebrity deaths. Or not. more
Rhode Island remained 48th nationally on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s monthly Jobs & Opportunity Index report in October, and again is the last state in New England on the economic index. more
Macy’s Inc. surged in early trading after making progress in slowing its sales declines and announcing a plan to close 14 percent of its stores to revive profit growth. more
Curious what “how to” questions Rhode Islanders Google more than any other state? more
U.S. hiring picked up in November while the unemployment rate tumbled to a nine-year low on a drop in the number of people in the workforce and wages unexpectedly declined, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. more
Chris Drumgoole, chief technology officer of GE Digital, a tech division of General Electric, discussed why Providence was chosen for a GE Digital location with Providence Business News and the kind of work that will be taking place in Rhode Island’s capital city. He also explained why GE is expanding into the tech arena. more
Hoping to generate support and excitement for a local food and drink-related venue on the Providence waterfront, Eat Drink RI will preview its Central Market concept on Aug. 6. more
The historic Broadwall Farm, one of the last large unprotected farms in the state, has been purchased for $660,000 by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. more
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