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At the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, 250,000 cars will arrive by ship, rail and truck from major auto manufacturers this year, making it one of the nation’s top unloading spots for auto imports. more
Getra S.p.A., a global energy company outside Naples, Italy, that builds electrical transformers, is looking for distribution and warehouse facilities in the Northeast. Rhode Island officials think they have what the company needs at ports in Providence and North Kingstown and made a pitch for the business during a recent trade mission to Italy and Ireland. more
U.S. retailers’ first-quarter earnings are trailing analysts’ estimates by the widest margin in 13 years after bad weather and weak spending by lower-income consumers intensified competition. more
When are Republicans the party of Wall Street outrage and Democrats the voice of deference for high finance? more
Large companies, wealthy retirees and East Bay drivers should benefit from the state budget backed by House Democratic leaders, while some developers, real estate agents and hotel workers are among those feeling aggrieved by it. more
The Washington Trust Co.’s multi-pronged growth strategy is paying off, as the state’s largest community bank registered a 9.1 percent year-over-year net income gain in the second quarter, despite a 6.2 percent decline in total interest and noninterest income. more
Tim Grenier, owner of the Grenier Group in East Greenwich, is trying to fill out a Warwick Neck 8-lot subdivision by building a house or two at a time and using his own money to do it. more
Rhode Island’s economy was ranked the 46th fastest-growing state economy in the U.S., according to a recent analysis done by Business Insider. more
U.S. stocks rebounded, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erasing declines for the week, as signs tensions are easing in Ukraine outweighed concern over crises in the Middle East. more
Customers are running up healthy restaurant and bar tabs at Rhode Island establishments this year, with state residents better off for it. more
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