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The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 91st among 358 metro areas nationwide for its 6 percent construction job growth over the year in April, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
(Updated 3:23 p.m.) The House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that could have a major impact on the future of the proposed power plant in Burrillville. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in May, helped by an increase in orders that signals U.S. factories are rebounding from an early-2016 slump. more
Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts climbed 16.6 percent in April compared with April 2015, marking the 26th consecutive month of year-over-year increases, The Warren Group said Wednesday. more
The puzzle of slow U.S. growth that’s bedeviled Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has some roots in a shortfall of good ole American entrepreneurship. more
Urban Greens Food Co-op, a full-service grocery store slated to be built in Providence’s west side, launched a community investment campaign on Wednesday to attract residents to invest in the locally-owned business. more
ProvPort Inc., the nonprofit corporation that operates the Port of Providence, is seeking a state bond issue that would enable it to expand and accept cargo from ships that require ports with refrigeration capacity. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 20th among the 40 largest metro areas in the country for its 4.2 percent home price increase over the year in March, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Consumer spending climbed in April by the most in almost seven years, a sign U.S. households are ready to help jump start growth after a first-quarter slowdown. more
The setting was Rosecliff, overlooking the ocean, and guests feasted on almond chicken, lobster salad, lobster and mushroom ravioli, assorted vegetables, clamcakes and mini stuffies, as well as vanilla ice cream topped with a chocolate chip cookie. The occasion was Providence Business News’ 30th anniversary gala event. more
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