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Larger-than-life portraits of Providence residents taken by photographer Mary Beth Meehan are popping up downtown as part of the Providence International Arts Festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. more
Approximately $350,000 in Affordable Care Act funding has been awarded to eight health centers in Rhode Island to invest in ongoing quality-improvement activities. more
Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year ago in 354 of the country’s 372 metropolitan areas, with the Providence-Fall-River-Warwick area experiencing among the greatest declines at 2.7 percentage points, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
A request for tax incentives for the redevelopment of the Providence Journal building is scheduled for a public hearing Thursday. more
A single parent of a baby and a child between the ages of 6 and 12 needs to make at least $62,693 a year, or $30.14 an hour, to cover basic expenses associated with raising a family in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Progress Institute. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
A “State of the States” municipal credit report showed that Rhode Island ranked 40th, an eight spot improvement over last year. more
Bank of America Corp., the lender most hobbled by the collapse of the U.S. housing market, said second- quarter profit more than doubled as the mortgage business rebounded and expenses fell to the lowest since 2008. more
Rhode Island’s corporate income tax rate dropped to 7 percent from 9 percent, and the franchise tax was officially repealed, as part of several tax changes that took effect on Jan. 1, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Division of Taxation. more
The Citizens Bank Foundation is awarding seven organizations and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation $100,000 to go toward improving the quality of life in Olneyville and other neighborhoods in Rhode Island. more
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