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Rhode Island ranks as the least friendly state in the U.S. for small business, according to a new survey by Thumbtack.com of 12,000 entrepreneurs. more
(Updated, 8:28 p.m.) Roger Williams University has chosen the former home of 38 Studios LLC as the new location for its downtown Providence campus, the school announced Monday. more
Gasoline prices declined 4 cents in Rhode Island and 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, the third consecutive week of lower prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The R.I. Revenue Department collected $1.4 million in May through the state’s 5 percent hotel tax, a sum 17.5 percent higher than the $1.2 million collected a year earlier in May 2013, according to the latest revenue report. more
Lending to Russian companies reached a crescendo last year, with international banks pledging $31 billion to OAO Rosneft to buy TNK-BP. As sanctions are tightened against the nation, however, even the smallest deals have dried up. more
Rhode Island is selling $594 million in debt backed by tobacco-company payments as the segment is losing some luster while it beats the $3.7 trillion municipal market this year. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area grew 5 percent year over year last month, adding 1,100 jobs for a total of 22,200 in June, according to an Associated General Contractors of America report. more
Employers in the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month in July, showing the world’s largest economy is making strides toward sustaining faster growth entering the sixth year of expansion. The jobless rate rose as growing confidence prompted more Americans to look for work. more
U.S. stocks joined a global selloff, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its first monthly drop since January, as Exxon Mobil Corp. to Micron Technology Inc. tumbled amid weaker corporate results. more
(Updated, Aug. 4, 3:45 p.m.) GateHouse Media will not honor the collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the Providence Journal and A.H. Belo Corp. and may lay off as many as 40 Journal employees upon its purchase of the paper who will be covered by Belo’s severance policy, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
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