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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, signaling labor market stability amid a shaky global economy. more
John Nimmo is senior housing counselor at NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a community development corporation that serves several communities in northern Rhode Island. He was praised recently by state officials for helping to direct homeowners having difficulty paying their mortgages to a nonprofit program, the SUN Initiative, which allows them to sell and repurchase their houses under more affordable terms. more
Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said inflation and unemployment haven’t reached levels that would justify an increase in interest rates, even without risks from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. more
During this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival, the 20th annual celebration, the weeklong programming will once again include the Rhode Island Film Forum. more
Rhode Island’s capital city is the fifth-highest in the nation for income inequality, behind Boston, New Orleans, Atlanta and Cincinnati, according to a report from The Brookings Institution. more
Providence Business News once again packed the Providence Public Library at its annual Book of Lists premier party Thursday night. More than 400 of the region’s business and civic leaders networked while marking the publication of PBN’s 2016 Book of Lists. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized more than $9 million in state development incentives on Monday, including $5.5 million in tax credits for the construction of 160 apartments near the Providence Amtrak and MBTA station and $2.7 million for new construction at the former Louttit Laundry site in the West End. more
The U.S. consumer and Chinese industrial sector have been two powerhouses of global growth in the new millennium. more
CRANSTON – RE/MAX Commercial in January sold a 22,671-square-foot professional office building at 1 Coastway Plaza, the former site of Coastway Community Bank, for $2.4 million. more
It's fun to imagine a world without cash. more
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