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The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a $75,000 grant to the city of Pawtucket, one of 66 cities in 38 states nationwide to receive funding under the NEA’s “Our Town” program to enliven local communities through artistic projects. more
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
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
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
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell in March to an eight-month low as prospective buyers were in little rush to shop for properties ahead of the busier spring selling season. more
Cash collections by Rhode Island in March rose 15.6 percent year over year to $351.8 million, an increase the state director of revenue called “outstanding.” more
Service industries unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in February, encouraging companies that make up the biggest part of the U.S. economy to take on more workers. more
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