Updated September 30 at 12:30am
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A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said encouraging U.S. economic data coupled with emerging signs of risk taking by some investors make it appropriate for the central bank to consider raising interest rates as soon as next month, while moving gradually thereafter. more
Rhode Islanders are largely divided on whether the state should assess a toll on large trucks to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges, although the opposition is more certain than those in favor. more
Private equity firms better positioned to weather the prolonged slump in U.S. electricity markets are snapping up generators from risk-averse power companies. more
Self-serve, regular gasoline prices stayed the same this week in Rhode Island, while they rose 1 cent in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island is the 10th worst state to make a living, according to Forbes. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales jumped 8.9 percent in July, marking the 15th consecutive month of positive year-over-year sales growth, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Johnson & Wales University has purchased the former Club Karma at 101 Richmond St. for $1.6 million. more
Block Island residents this week voted in favor of buying the controlling interest of Block Island Power Co., the island’s utility, for $1.8 million, and they plan to turn it into a municipal utility, or co-op, district. more
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