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American manufacturing remained stuck in neutral in October as factories struggled with dwindling overseas demand and well-stocked customers at home. more
Arden Engineering Constructors LLC has acquired Rayco Electrical Corp. of Providence in a move intended to grow the firm’s electrical business, according to Arden’s president and CEO, Robert M. Bolton. more
1 What's your take on the small-business market in Rhode Island? As in many other states, there is a strong core of people who are interested in starting or growing their small businesses. Small-business owners are passionate about their … more
It's unlikely the recent elimination of the sales and use tax on energy for commercial users will by itself lure business owners to Rhode Island, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says it could be a step toward improving the state's reputation for being … more
Summer is over but that doesn't mean the end of the tourism season in Rhode Island. The target through Thanksgiving is an older, more international group of visitors. The extension of the tourism economy into November is the result … more
PROVIDENCE – Single-family home sales in September outpaced the same period last year, rising nearly 10 percent, the R.I. Association of Realtors reported last week. A total of 932 single-family homes sold, compared with 849 a year ago. … more
Rhode Island ranked 31st among the 50 states for its 6.7 percent drop in exports during the first eight months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Cash collections increased 5.1 percent through the first three months of the fiscal year, and 4.6 percent in September alone, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Capital Properties Inc., which owns a large portion of the Capital Center Special Development District in Providence as well as a petroleum storage facility in East Providence, reported third-quarter net income of $576,000, or 8 cents per share, a 28.6 percent increase over the prior-year quarter when the firm reported net income of $448,000, or 7 cents per share. more
(Updated 10:38 a.m. and 12:13 p.m.) “It’s back!” exulted Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. Word at a packed press conference at the Statehouse Friday morning of the return of the Volvo Ocean Race to Newport in May of 2018 had already seeped out, thanks to a Sail Newport magazine distributed on every seat at the event. more
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