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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator has applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a provision aimed toward increasing women-owned small businesses access to the federal contracting marketplace. more
(Updated 3:45 p.m. and 10:15 a.m.) PROVIDENCE – The pension reform lawsuit will go to trial April 20, the state Supreme Court ordered Thursday, rejecting an appeal from public employee groups which had sought a nine-month delay. more
Washington Trust Company on Thursday announced the appointment of a former Blue Cross & Blue Shield Rhode Island executive to become its next senior vice president of risk management. more
A city developer has entered into exclusive negotiations with the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission to purchase a piece of former highway land in the city’s Fox Point neighborhood. more
(Updated 4:47 p.m.) Reactions to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s first budget – an $8.6 billion budget intended to jump-start the economy – have been mixed. more
Barbara Fields has been named the new executive director of Rhode Island Housing Corp., after serving in the acting position since January. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
Six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state’s Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund), according to the R.I. Commerce Corporation and the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance released a new report Wednesday identifying nearly $225 million in non-essential government spending in Rhode Island that could be used instead to fund tax cuts and the repeal of the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. more
Burying unpopular high-voltage wires running between downtown Providence and East Providence will cost roughly $11 million more than previously estimated, utility National Grid has told state and city leaders. more
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