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Despite earlier hopes that improved consumer confidence would drive renewed economic growth in the region, New England businesses reported mixed results during May and June, pointing to slow economic growth overall, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Hotels, restaurants and stores are gearing up to welcome the thousands of visitors who will flood Newport from May 5-17, for the Volvo Ocean Race and the race stopover. Teams competing in the race, a journey of some 40,000 nautical miles making 11 … more
Rhode Island will receive $4.1 million in U.S. Housing and Urban Development grants to renew support for 36 local homeless housing and service programs in the state, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Tuesday. more
For Newport Grand, 2015 could be the year the slots parlor pivots between subsistence and a grander metamorphosis befitting its name. Even those closest to the casino, which a developer says … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's economy experienced growth in the fourth quarter, but is showing signs of weakness, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released last week. … more
Three years ago, the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. spent nine months getting permit approvals for a small, $30,000 office renovation in Pawtucket that its president says should have taken a month. more
The first of six planned RhodeMap RI open house events will be held Monday at the Southside Cultural Center to offer Rhode Islanders an opportunity to learn about policies and strategies proposed under the initiative and to provide feedback. more
Movoto Real Estate has named Westerly the best place to live in Rhode Island, lauding the high quality of life and low crime and unemployment rates in the Ocean State’s southwestern-most town. more
A Boston Olympics in 2024 could generate $5 billion in economic activity for Massachusetts from the operations of the games, as well as $4 billion in new construction in the six years leading up to the event, according to a study of Boston’s Olympics bid by UMass Donahue Institute researchers. more
The plunge in oil that drained energy shares was also supposed to boost disposable income for consumers. Companies from automakers to retailers are still waiting to see that trickle down to their bottom lines. more
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