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Rhode Island ended its fiscal year with a stronger bottom line than expected, a $166.4 million general fund surplus that reflects both higher than anticipated revenue and less spending. more
U.S. stocks joined a worldwide selloff, after equities’ worst month in more than three years, amid continuing concerns that China’s slowdown will weigh on the global economy. more
The Rhode Island Black Business Association has named five recipients of its 2015 Business Awards Program, who will be recognized in October at a gala at the Omni Providence Hotel. more
The highest number of Labor Day travelers nationwide since 2008 are expected this weekend, according to AAA Northeast, which pointed to lower gasoline prices, higher disposable incomes and a stronger job market as reasons for the increase. more
Providence is among the least friendly cities for small business, according to Thumbtack’s fourth annual Small Business Friendliness Survey released Tuesday more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded in August at the slowest pace since May 2013 as anemic demand from emerging markets such as China translated into leaner factory order books. more
(Updated 1:45 p.m.) Six people were injured after an athletic building under construction collapsed at Bryant University Tuesday morning. more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce for the third year in a row has received recognition for being a “small business champion.” more
Home prices, including distressed sales, increased 4.6 percent year over year in July in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to CoreLogic. more
The slump that dragged the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its worst month since 2012 is set to worsen, U.S. futures indicate, amid continuing concerns about the impact of China’s slowdown on the global economy. more
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