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  • DETROIT— Hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 older minivans because the hoods can fly open while they're being driven. Hyundai says a secondary hood latch can rust and remain in the unlatched position. The cold-weather states include Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ United Natural Foods Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $29.2 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.32 billion.

  • WARREN, R.I.— A gas explosion at a Rhode Island company that makes indoor rowing machines has left two people with burns. Warren Fire Chief Alexander Galinelli says two men were hospitalized for burns. A rowing machine made by the company has been featured in the Netflix series " House of Cards" and is frequently used by lead character Frank Underwood, played by Kevin...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Hewlett Packard Enterprise has countersued Rhode Island over an unfinished project to build a new computer system for the state's Division of Motor Vehicles. WPRI-TV reports HP Enterprise asked a state Superior Court judge on Monday to dismiss the state's lawsuit against it. Rhode Island had sued HP Enterprise last month after the company...

  • BOSTON, Dec 6- Massachusetts, already a large investor in some of the world's biggest hedge funds, wants to hire an adviser to help find smaller managers that could improve the $63.2 billion state pension fund's risk and return profile. The Pension Reserves Investment Management Board on Tuesday voted to issue a request for proposals for advisers to assist in...

  • Jasmine Tinker is a substitute teacher at Head Start, in Newport. Tinker tells The Providence Journal she was told last week her voucher expired and she would have to pay $750 out of pocket. Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com.

  • Dec 2- Windpower developer Deepwater Wind said on Friday its 30- megawatt wind farm located offshore from Block Island, Rhode Island, has completed the testing phase and is expected to start commercial operations in a few days. Deepwater, which is principally owned by an entity of investment firm D.E. Shaw Group, said it is currently finalizing operations...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— There has been a hiccup at the nation's first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power. Deepwater Wind, which owns the five-turbine farm off Block Island, Rhode Island, says one turbine is not turning. But spokeswoman Meaghan Wims said Friday that will not delay the start-up and the other turbines will begin delivering power for...

  • NICHOLS, N.Y.— The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate decline. With 944 slot machines, 33 table games and an adjacent 161- room hotel under construction, Tioga Downs Casino...

  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.— The jury deliberating in the embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island- based sport institute has asked to review some testimony. Institute for International Sport founder Dan Doyle has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts. The Providence Journal reports jurors on Thursday heard parts of the testimony of Laurie DeRuosi, Doyle's...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Hewlett Packard Enterprise is defending itself against a lawsuit Rhode Island filed over an unfinished computer system, saying the company has spent nearly $34 million more than the state has paid HP Enterprise to create the system for the state's Division of Motor Vehicles. WPRI-TV reports that court documents show the Palo Alto, California-...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges of polluting the seas and trying to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. U.S. investigators began to probe the ship's actions after a whistle-blower engineer reported an illegal dump off the coast...

  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.— Jurors deliberating in the embezzlement trial of the founder of the Rhode Island- based Institute for International Sport have ended the day without reaching a verdict. The Providence Journal reports no verdict was reached on the first full day of deliberations in Washington County Superior Court in the trial of Dan Doyle, who created and...

  • And don't forget Roger Williams and his experiment in protecting everyone's liberty of conscience. Rhode Island started out as a refuge for dissidents experimenting with revolutionary ideas that formed the backbone of U.S. democracy. Gina Raimondo said during an interview at the Roger Williams National Memorial, which commemorates the minister and his...

  • Online sales on Friday hit $1.70 billion as of 3 p.m. EDT, according to Adobe Digital Index, after reaching $1.13 billion for the day on Thursday, up almost 14 percent from a year ago. The National Retail Federation has said it expects total sales this holiday season to increase by 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion, mainly due to the rise in online shopping.

  • Online sales on Friday hit $1.65 billion as of 1 p.m. EDT, according to Adobe Digital Index, after reaching $1.13 billion for the day on Thursday, up almost 14 percent from a year ago. The National Retail Federation has said it expects total sales this holiday season to increase by 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion, mainly due to the rise in online shopping.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— After Black Friday is over, Rhode Island Gov. She's scheduled on Saturday to visit Barrington Books in Cranston, The-Sew-Op and the ImPressed Olive in North Kingstown, and Finishing Touches and the 401 Studio in Wakefield. The SBA says there are more than 96,000 small businesses in Rhode Island, making up about 96 percent of the state's businesses.

  • In the New York and Chicago areas, shoppers said stores were less busy than previous years on the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. "Nobody was busting down the doors at 6 a.m.," said Tracy Watkins, a Bed, Bath and Beyond store manager at the Chicago Ridge Mall, as temperatures outside lurked below freezing. Really calm, "said shopper Lauren Green, who was in line outside...

  • In the New York and Chicago areas, shoppers said stores were less busy than previous years on the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. "Nobody was busting down the doors at 6 a.m.," said Tracy Watkins, a Bed, Bath and Beyond store manager at the Chicago Ridge Mall, as temperatures outside lurked below freezing. Really calm, "said shopper Lauren Green, who was in line outside...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— While shoppers are spending Black Friday at the mall, hundreds of people in need are picking winter coats off racks on the Statehouse lawn during the annual "Buy Nothing Day." Event spokesman Greg Gerritt says plenty of coats were donated and plenty of people in need are stopping by. Awilda Marquez, of Providence, looked for coats for her children.