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Maritime businesses, food production and industrial design rose to the top in an analysis of opportunities for growth in Rhode Island identified during the latest “Make It Happen RI” sessions hosted by the Rhode Island Foundation and the R.I. Commerce Corporation. more
The rate that undergraduates from poor families pay for student loans will double on July 1. U.S. senators have departed for a one-week break without an agreement on what do to about the automatic increase. more
The Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metropolitan-area foreclosure rate fell 0.46 percentage points for April compared with the same period in 2012, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday a new web tool for customers, the online Drug Information Center at CVS.com, which enables customers to access “best-in-class” drug information, a drug interaction checker and various other resources. more
Voters in Springfield, Mass., approved a host community agreement with MGM Resorts International Tuesday, a significant step forward for the company’s plan to build a major resort casino complex in the city’s South End, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. more
Massachusetts’ real gross state product increased at a 3.9 percent annualized rate during the first quarter, according to the Current Economic Index released Friday by MassBenchmarks. more
Rhode Island’s single-family home sales rose slightly – 0.5 percent – during the first quarter of 2013, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
U.S. policymakers must address debt loads projected to rise later this decade to avoid a 2013 downgrade, even as the latest budget projections are “credit positive,” according to Moody’s Investors Service. more
Marcel A. Valois, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, believes the agency must earn back its reputation by reaching out to local businesses and focusing on “the nuts and bolts” of economic development, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Monday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, shows more growth in the state’s private sector employment during the first quarter of 2013 than was originally estimated. more
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