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Last year was a record-breaker for Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. The company, which released year-end and fourth quarter earnings Wednesday, reported record net income and earnings per share for both the year and the fourth quarter, which its CEO attributes – in part – to its expansion into new markets. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained highest in New England in December at 6.8 percent, and was the fifth highest in the nation, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Standard & Poor’s agreed to be suspended from rating the biggest part of the commercial-mortgage bond market and pay almost $80 million to state and federal authorities over claims it bent criteria to win business. more
A new list ranks the 10 best communities for retirement in Rhode Island, and some of them may be a surprise. more
The acqusition of planemaker Beechcraft again boosted profit and revenue for Textron Inc. more
WASHINGTON - Payrolls increased in 41 states in December and the unemployment rate fell in 42 as the U.S. labor market closed out its best year since 1999. Texas led the nation with a 45,700 … more
Sales of single-family homes flattened in 2014, but median prices continued to rise, to $215,000, the highest value of the past six years, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Despite a travel ban and the Rhode Island governor advising residents to stay in and “hunker down,” some business owners decided to brave the storm Tuesday and open their restaurants. … more
The state Department of Revenue released its monthly cash collections report for December, showing that total general revenue rose 4.8 percent fiscal year-to-date when compared with the same period a year ago. more
Rhode Island exports increased 13.5 percent in November compared with November 2013, according to the latest report by e-forecasting.com. more
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