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Rhode Island ranked 28th in the nation for a 4.2 percent drop in exports for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, says bonds will “struggle” in 2016 as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. more
U.S. stocks pared gains after the Federal Reserve signaled it remains prepared to raise interest rates as soon as December. more
Rhode Islanders’ personal income grew 1.9 percent in fourth quarter 2015 compared with the prior year period, and 1.2 percent from fourth quarter 2007, the start of the Great Recession, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. more
In an unprecedented forum, four of Rhode Island’s six living governors spoke with one another for an hour about economic development, education, politics and demographics as part of Providence Business News’ 30th anniversary programing. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th for 24.9 percent growth in women-owned business firms from 2007 to 2016, according to the sixth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by Amex OPEN. more
An audit of the state’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30 showed that general fund revenue and other sources exceeded expenditures and transfers by $106.5 million, the Office of the Auditor General said this week. more
Most states, including Rhode Island, had lower distressed sales in September compared with a year ago, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
Roger Williams Park Zoo has won the Quarter Century Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, in the company of 118 other facilities across the country. more
Rhode Island Housing has launched a down-payment assistance program targeting residential properties in 10 communities that have fallen into foreclosure or would otherwise be subject to a distressed sale. more
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