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Renovation of the Providence Journal building, the largest partially-occupied building downtown, will come with the help of city property tax incentives, under a program recommended Tuesday. more
State general revenue cash collections for fiscal 2016 increased nearly 4 percent through November to $1.4 billion, despite an initial plunge in lottery proceeds associated with the beginning of casino gambling in Massachusetts. more
Providence is the 11th best city in the country for shopping local this holiday season, according to Yelp, which analyzed millions of online reviews on its website to come up with its findings. more
Christmas is a week away, but temperatures more typical of spring than mid-winter are draining global energy markets of any festive spirit. more
Rhode Island is one of the worst states for business, ranking 46th – or fifth worst – in the nation for the second year in a row, according to Forbes.com. more
Rhode Island ranked third from last among states and the District of Columbia for losing 900 construction jobs in May compared with May 2014. more
Tiffany & Co. cut its full-year profit forecast after reporting a drop in holiday sales, dragged down by sluggish tourist spending and a strong dollar. more
Rhode Island earned a grade of D+ for manufacturing industry health on the latest manufacturing and logistics state report card, a slight improvement over last year’s grade of D. more
At 27.5 percent, Rhode Island was among the five states in May that have the largest gap in home prices from the peak prices years earlier. 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
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