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Fitch Ratings has downgraded the city of Providence’s rating on two general obligation bonds, to BBB negative from BBB, citing financial pressure created by limited revenue growth and increasing costs, such as pension and post-employment retirement benefits. more
Gasoline prices fell 5 cents this week in Rhode Island and 4 cents in Massachusetts, hitting the lowest point in both states since January 2009, AAA Northeast said. more
(Updated 11:18 a.m. and 2:38 p.m.) Monday’s storm is expected to dump anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of snow in Rhode Island, with more anticipated to hit Newport County and the northern tier of the state. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m.) Hasbro Inc. posted fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates after demand for “Star Wars” and “Jurassic World” merchandise boosted sales. more
Rhode Island Realtors are generally optimistic about the high-end, residential property market continuing last year's strong showing in 2016, according to several who spoke with Providence Business News. n Benjamin Scungio, manager of Mott … more
Rhode Island's appeal to the high-end homebuyer is not difficult to understand – the Ocean State's 400 miles of seacoast take care of the "location, location, location" mantra in a most effective way. And the top residential sales of 2015 reflect … more
For all the $5 million sales of oceanfront estates recorded this year, the price of luxury in Rhode Island is a relative bargain. Consider the alternatives. The Hamptons, the New York beach community, set a new ceiling on sales in … more
the R.I. Department of Labor and Training recently released figures that showed Rhode Island with the second-largest percentage job growth in 2015 among New England states (behind only Massachusetts). The growth rate was 1.8 percent, … more
For the second month in a row, Rhode Island ranked 35th in the nation for its year-over-year decline in exports. more
The offshore wind company Deepwater Wind LLC is trying to break into the solar industry and has bid on a 26.4-megawatt solar project in Connecticut, which would be one of the largest in New England. more
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