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Providence is the 11th most snow-ready city in America, according to Thumbtack, a website company. more
Applications are being accepted for the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, which is expected to award approximately $200,000 to winners and finalists in May. more
Last year was another record year for automobile imports at the Port of Davisville, with a 27 percent increase compared with 2014, according to Quonset Development Corp., which operates Quonset Business Park. more
Two new restaurants will open soon on the ground floor of the recently redeveloped Kinsley Building downtown on Westminster Street: Malted Barley and Tom’s Bao Bao. more
United Natural Foods Inc. reported an increase in sales and profit in its fiscal third quarter, but the company fell short of analysts’ estimates. more
Among the 150 largest cities in the country, Providence ranks in the bottom half when it comes to how well it has recovered since the Great Recession ended six years ago. more
Jobless rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 346 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Revenue was $25.3 million more, or 1.1 percent higher, than what was expected through the first nine months of the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Friday. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate fell 2.7 percentage points over the year in November to 1.8 percent, but was still higher than the national rate of 1.2 percent for the month, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Sears Holdings Corp., the struggling retailer run by hedge fund investor Eddie Lampert, will shut almost 80 stores as part of a push to make the company profitable again. more
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