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Kraft Heinz Co. made a $143 billion offer for Unilever, attempting the largest-ever takeover in the food or beverage industry to create a consumer-goods giant with household names from Dove soap to Heinz ketchup. more
PROVIDENCE – While Brown University has the largest endowment fund among colleges in southern New England, Rhode Island College was the only local institution that didn't post a decline in 2015-16, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Feb. 13. Brown's … more
Poor access to capital is an oft-heard complaint from Rhode Island entrepreneurs. And it is true that the Great Recession precipitated a major credit crunch. For any small business, especially ones starting out, gaining access to capital is … more
The Labor Department recently announced that the U.S. economy had enjoyed a record 76 consecutive months with job gains. Yet at the same time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that 5.6 million jobs remain unfilled because of a pernicious "skills … more
Dr. Rajiv Kumar and Dr. Brad Weinberg molded the idea for what became known as ShapeUp while earning their medical degrees at Brown University in the early 2000s. The startup, focused on encouraging healthy life habits, proved lucrative and … more
(Updated, 5:22 p.m.) SoftBank Group Corp. is buying alternative-asset manager Fortress Investment Group LLC – the manager of Providence Journal parent company New Media Investment Group – for $3.3 billion in cash to operate alongside the Japanese company’s soon-to-be-established technology investment fund. more
As a way to expand the offerings of its student-led investment fund, Bryant University has extended a visiting professor appointment to Kevin Maloney, a veteran of the finance industry and academic in the field of fixed-income investments. more
The world’s biggest banks are poised to warn investors that President Donald Trump has the potential to roil global markets and impact their firms by redrawing regulations and limiting the free movement of employees, according to people familiar with the matter. more
NanoSteel Company Inc., an advanced materials firm, recently closed a multimillion dollar equity round, opening the door for commercialization of its high-strength, lightweight sheet steel. more
On Tuesday the Rhode Island Foundation announced the results of a report that analyzed the state’s small-business support capabilities, identified weaknesses in the business ecosystem and suggested opportunities for improvement. more
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