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TWO ECONOMIC INDEXES show that Rhode Island is coming back from the Great Recession, but at a less-than-robust pace. It's not a surprise, according to Providence College professor of business … more
The city plans to lower its building permit fees to spur additional development and to settle a lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Builders Association, which had called the fees unfair. more
Firms are upbeat, despite negative effects from unseasonably severe weather this winter, according to the latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve. more
Twin River Casino has emerged as the big winner in the casino race – for the time being, according to casino expert Clyde W. Barrow. more
Total nonfarm employment numbered 570,900 in December, an increase of 1.9 percent, or 10,400, compared with December 2013, according to data recently released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Beginning home construction unexpectedly declined in June to a nine-month low as a record plunge in the South swamped gains in the rest of the U.S. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 1 percent in January compared with the same period a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Layoffs announced last year at the Providence Journal were completed Wednesday with the departure of 12 copy desk employees. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will propose three programs designed to make college more affordable and easier to access in Rhode Island, and to attract and retain recent graduates in high-wage science, technology and design fields. more
The Boston Globe is in the process of buying a 330,000-square-foot vacant industrial site at 300 Constitution Drive to house its printing and distribution units, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
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