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When General Electric Co. in 2015 announced plans to move out of its longtime Connecticut headquarters, many were surprised when Rhode Island was named as a possible new location. more
The economic outlook for Rhode Island has improved considerably over the last three years. This is particularly evident given a significant decline in the unemployment rate, which was 5.4 percent in February 2016 compared with a peak rate of 11.3 … more
Beta Group Inc., of Lincoln, started small – with three employees in 1982 – and it has continued to grow, taking a leap, for example, in mid-2012, when it acquired the landscape architecture firm Gates, Leighton & Associates, which became a new … more
It turns out, strange as it sounds, that sharks like nuts. Who knew? That was good news in 2013 for three Providence-area entrepreneurs who were building a business that makes and sells high-protein nut butters, almond butters and protein powder. … more
People who stumbled upon the first prototype for WaterFire Providence in 1994 could be forgiven for responding with a puzzled "huh?" and then moving along. Who knew this odd public art event would bring millions of people and hundreds of millions of … more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the nation in the first quarter at 13.3 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Rhode Island manufacturers are invited to a Design Thinking Forum on Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Rhode Island School of Design. more
First-time jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans already receiving benefits tumbled to an almost 16-year low, consistent with a healthy labor market. more
A contemporary Colonial in College Hill was sold recently for $1.12 million, according to Residential Properties Ltd., whose agents represented both buyer and seller. more
The movement of an interstate highway to create a new development corridor through Providence, the conversion of long-vacant office and industrial buildings to modern apartments and new investment in retail centers are a few of the trends that have … more
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