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Brown University received 30,360 applications for its Class of 2019, with record numbers of minority and international applicants, according to the Office of College Admission. more
Mondelez International Inc. plans to introduce red velvet Oreos, the cookie brand’s second departure from chocolate in more than 100 years, in a bid to win over foodies and cupcake fanatics. more
Rhode Island defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by payments from tobacco companies that agreed in 1998 to reimburse states for expenses associated with smoking-related illnesses. more
Bank of America Corp. awarded six Rhode Island nonprofits $270,000 to support services related to basic human needs, including hunger relief, shelter, educational and social services. more
For the sixth consecutive week, the retail price of gasoline fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England. more
The plunge in oil prices prompted HSBC Holdings Plc to cut this year’s economic outlook for 13 crude exporters across central, eastern Europe and the Middle East as public spending drops. more
Spectra Systems Corp. announced Monday its receipt of two U.S. patents that the company says will go toward saving central banks billions of dollars annually on costs associated with replacing soiled banknotes. more
The Newport County Mentor/Co-op Group has asked the R.I. Department of Education to consider supporting an advanced manufacturing academy, a charter school, based in Newport County. more
European stocks advanced for a third day, extending their highest level since 2008, amid investor expectations the European Central Bank will announce a plan for quantitative easing this week. more
After startups from France’s Vente-Privee.com SA to the U.K.’s Hailo Network Ltd. retreated from the United States last year, European entrepreneurs are learning just how hard crossing the Atlantic can be. more
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