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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 175th among the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas for its 1.5 percent economic growth in 2014, according to federal Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics released this week. more
Brown University offers the best value in Rhode Island, followed by Bryant University. The University of Rhode Island is ranked third, but first among public schools. more
The Rhode Island Brewers Guild has sold out its Ocean State Beer Festival, scheduled for Sept. 20, and is actively marketing its locally produced beer. more
Roger Williams University’s School of Law is introducing a new master’s degree in law for non-lawyers, citing a national trend in which working professionals are seeking legal expertise without having to acquire a full degree. more
The International Tennis Hall of Fame has surpassed its $15 million goal for its Match Point Capital Campaign, according to its Capital Campaign Committee. more
Gasoline prices fell 3 cents in Rhode Island and 4 cents in Massachusetts over the past week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Rhode Island has received a $5 million American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve worker training, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said it will help people get jobs and attract businesses to Rhode Island. more
Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record in July, a sign employment will keep climbing. more
Media General Inc. agreed to buy Meredith Corp. in a cash and stock deal valued at about $2.4 billion, the latest in a series of transactions between local broadcasters looking to gain leverage in negotiations with pay-TV providers. more
The share of people without health insurance in the U.S. fell to 10.4 percent last year as Obamacare’s expansion of public and private coverage programs took effect, the Census Bureau said Wednesday. more
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