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Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to a SmartAsset study released Wednesday. more
The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance said on Wednesday that planning is underway for development of an Undersea Technology Innovation Center that will serve as a national hub. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday announced Bay Colony Development Corp., a certified development company, will now be allowed to serve all Rhode Island counties. more
Deepwater Wind LLC is on the verge of completing the first U.S. wind farm off the coast of the U.S., a milestone for an industry that has struggled for a decade to build in North American waters. more
U.S. home construction unexpectedly accelerated in July to the fastest pace in five months, indicating the housing industry remains an area of support for the economy. more
Factory production in the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in July after a 0.3 percent gain the prior month, data from the Federal Reserve showed Tuesday in Washington. more
The Federal Reserve could potentially raise interest rates as soon as next month, New York Fed President William Dudley said, warning investors that they are underestimating the likelihood of increases in borrowing costs. more
The U.S. cost of living was little changed in July, a sign subdued inflationary pressures will give Federal Reserve policymakers reason to keep interest rates low. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
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