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Housing agency offers tax credit program for first-time buyers

Rhode Island Housing on Tuesday announced the launch of the agency’s FirstHomes Tax Credit program designed to help first-time homebuyers save as much as $2,000 annually on mortgage costs. Yesterday at 1:27 PM

A.H. Belo revenue flat for 2Q, earnings boosted by one-time gain

One week after announcing an agreement to sell the Providence Journal to New Media Investment Group Inc., A.H. Belo Corp. reported second-quarter net income of $22 million, more than 18 times the … Yesterday at 12:58 PM

Roth named interim director at URI’s Harrington School

The dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Arts and Sciences has appointed Adam David Roth as interim director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media as the school prepares to … Yesterday at 12:48 PM

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Mark Stewart has been appointed the new state director of the R.I. Small Business Development Center, Stewart told Providence Business News Monday. Stewart, who was previously director of the Small …

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A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work, followed by Providence …

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