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The Techstyle Haus, which is, literally, a textile house with a flexible exterior using high-performance material with solar cells laminated to the fabric, is rising in a Providence warehouse. more
At a food pantry in North Kingstown in February, a husband and wife arrived with their two young children, in hopes of picking up enough nourishment to make ends meet through the month. The woman was working 24 hours a week, all the hours she could get, and the husband, who hopes to find a job in landscaping, takes care of the children. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose less than forecast in March, a sign the industry may take time to pick up after inclement weather damped activity earlier in the year. more
When the West Broadway Neighborhood Association held its 30th Anniversary Gala at the Cranston Street Armory last fall, it was the first time many of the 1,100 attendees had ever stepped inside the yellow-brick battlements of a building known as the “people’s castle.” more
Conor Szarek, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has a favorite nook on the fifth floor of the renovated Claire T. Carney Library, but the library is so popular these days, he can’t always get the spot he wants. more
Nortek Inc. posted a loss of $8.3 million for 2013, compared with profit of $9.5 million a year earlier. The maker of home and office security solutions, ventilation and air management products, and heating and cooling systems embarked on a dual-focused investment strategy to improve its supply chain operations while growing its top line. more
Rhode Island’s economy grew at a slower rate than that of the United States in 2013, despite an improving employment picture, according to a small business profile that the Office of Advocacy within the U.S. Small Business Administration released recently for all 50 states. more
Rhode Island’s economy experienced positive growth in the fourth quarter, but is showing signs of weakness, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Tuesday. more
The city of Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December of the four cities in the metro area at 9.3 percent, even though it declined 3.4 percentage points from a year ago, according to information released Thursday for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area ranked No. 153 among 339 metropolitan areas around the nation in November in terms of construction employment with 4 percent year-over-year growth, according to information released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
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