Updated July 1 at 11:29pm
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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
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
Two new restaurants will open soon on the ground floor of the recently redeveloped Kinsley Building downtown on Westminster Street: Malted Barley and Tom’s Bao Bao. more
Washington County residents stand to save the most in Rhode Island through refinancing loans, according to SmartAsset. more
(Updated 1:16 and 3:09 p.m.) Snow will gradually taper off tonight, making for a messy evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. more
Job growth settled into a more sustainable pace in January and the unemployment rate dropped to an almost eight-year low of 4.9 percent, signs of a resilient labor market that’s causing wage growth to stir. more
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