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More than 600 business executives and leaders attended Providence Business News’ ninth Best Places to Work event on Thursday, June 12, a record turnout for the annual awards ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Garden Pavilion. more
General Electric Co., which is working to refine its offer for Alstom SA’s energy assets, will present new terms on Thursday as it seeks to thwart a counter bid by Siemens AG, said two people familiar with the matter. more
Rhode Island exports declined 7.1 percent in April compared with the previous month but increased 10.5 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an e-forecasting.com report released June 17. more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. are among six major retailers that reached an agreement with New York’s attorney general to add information to websites and mobile applications that will allow shoppers to compare prices by unit. more
Edesia Inc., a nonprofit that produces ready-to-use therapeutic foods and supplemental foods for malnourished children, has signed a 25-year lease at Quonset Business Park, where it plans to build a new facility and relocate from its current Providence location. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than forecast in May, reflecting broad-based gains that signal inflation will move closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $7 million more than expected in May, resulting in a 3.2 percent monthly total general revenue surplus compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Tuesday. more
The owners of the Regency Plaza Apartments in downtown are planning to build a new 134-unit rental building on the Broadway side of the complex. more
Rhode Island is one of 17 states and the District of Columbia that did not have a teacher preparation program on the national “top ranked” list of the 2014 Teacher Prep Review released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. more
The R.I. Senate on Monday approved the $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 by a vote of 32-5, submitting for the governor’s signature a spending plan that cuts the state’s corporate and estate taxes, provides for repayment of the 38 Studios bonds, eliminates the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls and adds $33.4 million in education funding. more
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