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The U.S. housing market has a supply problem. Some 3.2 million potential buyers and renters (read: Millennials and Generation X’ers) face a new housing shortage, according to PwC, a consultancy. more
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and James R. Berens, president of Wexford Science + Technology, will be the keynote speaker. more
This week's cover story tells a tale that every small businessperson dreads: a major customer goes under, leaving you with a bill that amounts to more than 10 percent of your yearly revenue. The company can't pay bills, lines of credit dry … more
Unions may hold considerable clout in Rhode Island, but labor law doesn't always favor their side. In construction, developers can't be forced to hire organized labor through the use of so-called project labor agreements. And in employment, … more
The Providence Finance Committee on Monday approved a $13 million debt service request to buy every city streetlight and convert each one into LED fixtures, a move officials said could save the city $24.2 million through the next 10 years and help reduce its short-term debt. more
Paolino Properties has purchased a historic brownstone, the Fletcher Building, from a local developer for $2.8 million, the company announced Thursday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in December, indicating the industry lost some momentum entering 2016. more
Thanksgiving is next week. Along with the family and turkey and fixin’s come the annual -- and historically terrible -- holiday shopping forecasts. One of my favorite traditions is to wait until the National Retail Federation posts its annual holiday spending forecast, and then write a few columns dissecting both the methodology (it’s pretty awful) and the forecast track record (it’s even worse). more
More than 4.3 million New Englanders are expected to travel this holiday season, a 2.2 percent increase compared with last year, AAA Northeast said. more
Cash collections increased 5.1 percent through the first three months of the fiscal year, and 4.6 percent in September alone, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
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