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Gasoline prices dropped 2 cents in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
On the 2014 Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations, released last week, CVS Caremark Corp. inched upward to No. 12 from No. 13 on the 2013 list. Also making the Fortune 500 again were Textron Inc. (No. 228) and United Natural Foods Inc. (No. 427). more
A temporary tax holiday for U.S. companies to repatriate offshore profits would cost the government $95.8 billion in revenue over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress. more
The Providence College Corporation has offered a third five-year term to Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, beginning July 1, 2015. Shanley’s current term is set to expire on June 30, 2015. more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has awarded a $2.5 million grant for advanced manufacturing initiatives to the Community College of Rhode Island. more
Thirty-one percent of Rhode Island public schools have been classified in the lowest performance categories, compared with 25 percent last year. more
A U.S. District Court jury has awarded $10.7 million to Server Technology Inc., a manufacturer of data-center power distribution units based in Reno, Nev., ending the company’s seven-year patent infringement case against American Power Conversation Corp., the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Saturday. more
Convincing businesses and homeowners to look at the long-term perspective, not just the immediate cost of investment, is one of many challenges communities and governments face as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, economist Howard Kunreuther told environmental experts, area residents and a group of international journalists Friday at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. more
Nine months after launching its service connecting passengers to drivers of luxury cars in Providence, San Francisco-based Uber announced Friday it will expand its Rhode Island footprint to include Newport and Narragansett. more
Tech Collective, an industry association for information technology and bioscience, has announced a call for applicants for its 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards, the program’s second year following its launch in 2013. more
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