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The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
Rhode Island’s exports increased 14.8 percent in October compared with a year earlier, according to the latest data collected by e-forecasting.com. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending gains after a five-day rally in equities that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 18,000 for the first time. more
November cash collections increased on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
(Updated, 3:44 p.m.) The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed electricity rate increase, which will be divvied up as a monthly rate hike throughout the year for residential customers, while a 10 percent deferral is slated for commercial customers. more
Online gift contributions to CollegeBoundfund, Rhode Island’s tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan, have topped the $1 million mark. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 18,000 for the first time as faster-than-forecast growth in gross domestic product boosted confidence in the economy and overshadowed declines in health-care companies. more
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
Twenty-six cities and towns will receive nearly $5.3 million in grants from the 2014 Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant program. more
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