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The National Football League and Providence Equity Partners have made their first joint investment. more
New England retained its status as the census division with the third-lowest unemployment rate in the nation in July, at 5.8 percent, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. more
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, was awarded the sole license to operate a casino in the Boston area, beating a rival plan from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in July to a 10-month high as low borrowing costs and an increase in inventory drew buyers. more
Providence shoppers are frugal: the city ranked No. 5 in a survey of the top 50 coupon cities in the United States. more
Gasoline prices fell a penny in Rhode Island, and gained a penny in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a $75,000 grant to the city of Pawtucket, one of 66 cities in 38 states nationwide to receive funding under the NEA’s “Our Town” program to enliven local communities through artistic projects. more
Rhode Island charities received more than $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations over the entire past fiscal year from Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation, according to the company and its philanthropic arm. more
AAA Southern New England projects that 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from their homes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This is the highest volume of travelers for the holiday since 2008. more
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