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Rhode Island Housing has authorized $24 million in funding for affordable housing improvements in the West End of Providence, including 57 new homes at the Phoenix Renaissance Apartments and a renovation of the Aaron Briggs Apartments. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo said that she will nominate Stefan Pryor to the newly created post of Secretary of Commerce. more
The website 24/7 Wall St says Rhode Island is the third worst state for black Americans for reasons ranging from low home ownership rates to high unemployment. more
The Providence Biltmore has affiliated with Hilton Worldwide by joining its Curio Collection, a global group of hotels known for their uniqueness and authenticity. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration said that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes in Kent, Providence and Washington counties as a result of the drought that began on July 1. more
Hasbro Inc. released its 2013 corporate social responsibility report on Tuesday, looking at progress the toy maker has made in areas of product safety, environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing, human rights, global philanthropy and more. more
(Updated Feb. 24) Rhode Island’s teacher preparation policies are among the strongest in the country, earning the Ocean State an overall grade of B+, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. more
AAA is predicting that nationwide, a record 98.6 million Americans, including 4.2 million New Englanders, will travel 50 or miles from home during the Dec. 23 to Jan. 4 holiday travel period, marking an increase of 4 percent from last year. more
Orange juice remains the most popular fruit beverage in the U.S. The problem is many Americans just don’t drink it anymore. more
New-home construction in the U.S. exceeded a 1 million annualized pace in November for a third consecutive month, continuing a slow recovery in the housing market. more
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