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A public fundraising campaign has been launched to help provide funds for emergency repairs for the “Wedding Cake House,” an ornate, Victorian-era structure that has three times made the list of the city’s most endangered properties compiled by the Providence Preservation Society. more
Prices paid by American households declined in August as cheaper gasoline helped keep inflation below the objective of Federal Reserve policy makers. more
United Natural Foods Inc. said on Tuesday that net income for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 1 increased 10.5 percent to $138.7 million, or $2.76 per diluted share, from $125.5 million, or $2.52 per diluted share, during the prior fiscal year. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue said fiscal 2015 total general revenue exceeded final enacted fiscal 2015 revenue estimates by $23.9 million, or 0.7 percent. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity at 13.8 percent in the second quarter, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Retail sales in the U.S. climbed for a second straight month, a sign consumers may be looking past recent volatility in financial markets. more
When Federal Reserve officials meet this week to discuss how much more stimulus the U.S. economy needs, they will have to parse various arguments about the threat of inflation. Those who want the Fed to raise interest rates, for example, sometimes assert that whatever the headline numbers show, price increases are already hitting some people hard. more
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has launched a new Business Navigation Center and website to help businesses looking to conduct business in Rhode Island. more
Among the 150 largest cities in the country, Providence ranks in the bottom half when it comes to how well it has recovered since the Great Recession ended six years ago. more
Rhode Island’s economic momentum, measured monthly by economist Leonard Lardaro, has met or exceeded year-earlier values five months in a row, a clear indication of progress. more
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