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The Providence-Warwick metro area saw its foreclosure rate decline in March to 1.82 percent compared with 2.89 percent during the same month a year earlier, real estate data firm CoreLogic reported Tuesday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 900 construction jobs over the year ended in April, an increase of 5 percent that earned the region a spot at No. 122 in a ranking of U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released Tuesday. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
Next year’s tax filing deadline will be April 18, three days later than usual, the state Division of Taxation said Tuesday. more
The Providence International Arts Festival will take place June 11 to 14 downtown, featuring music, arts, sculpture, food and more. more
A special business-development session for defense industry manufacturers will be held next week through STEAM Engine USA. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes rose in May by the most in almost three years, a sign the industry is stabilizing after a weather-depressed quarter. more
The U.S. is supposed to be six years away from the worst of the financial crisis and ensuing recession, but Americans don’t seem to be feeling at all sure that the economy is recovering. more
Since the beginning of 2015, PBN.com has run 18 stories based on surveys produced by WalletHub, which describes itself as "a one-stop destination for all the tools and information consumers and small-business owners need to make better financial … more
Govs. Gina M. Raimondo of Rhode Island and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will headline the inaugural Regional Governors Panel at the 30th Annual World Trade Day at Bryant University on Wednesday. more
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