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(Updated 10:37 a.m.) The Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership announced Monday it is committing all of its $350,000 in state funding to programming for small manufacturers in Rhode Island through its new “Rocket” program. more
For the second consecutive month in June, Rhode Island had the largest year-over-year percentage-point decline in its unemployment rate among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. more
While the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of only five of the 15 metros in New England to show GDP growth from 2013 to 2014 (in constant dollars) greater than 1 percent, at 1.52 percent it was still well below the national average for … more
June was the most active month for single-family home sales in 16 years, according to the R.I. Association of Realtors, which said the real estate market shows no signs of slowing down. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island inched up a penny from last week, but fell by the same amount in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said. more
When the George W. Bush Institute commissioned Nobel-winning economist Edward Prescott to analyze its proposal to generate 4 percent annual growth for the U.S., the famously pro-free-market Prescott replied that a target of 3 percent was better for … more
(Updated 1:16 and 3:09 p.m.) Snow will gradually taper off tonight, making for a messy evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. more
A Dallas company that had proposed to develop private student apartments on a 1.25-acre parcel in the I-195 redevelopment district has withdrawn its interest, according to the redevelopment commission. more
HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University has formed a partnership with the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, allowing the housing policy nonprofit to access more detailed, current data, including real estate listings. more
(Updated 2:20 and 4:17 p.m.) Two companies have submitted plans for a large-scale, mixed-use life-sciences project on two parcels of the former Interstate 195 land, initiating what could be the first movement toward an innovation district, government and business officials said. more
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