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“Minority and small businesses in the urban core have generally found it difficult to access commercial loans,” said Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association president. more
Consumer attitudes in the U.S. held steady last week as weaker perceptions about the buying climate offset more sanguine views of household balance sheets. more
Fewer Americans lined up last week to file for jobless benefits, highlighting the persistent strength of the labor market. more
A total of $12 million in available to local nonprofit organizations from the United Way of Rhode Island through its 2016-2019 grant cycle. more
Gasoline prices in many parts of the United States could drop below $2 by Christmas if the cost of crude oil stays low, AAA Northeast said Wednesday. more
Massachusetts home sales continue to pick up momentum, with pending sales in August jumping 42 percent from the same period last year, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. more
Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record in July, a sign employment will keep climbing. more
Media General Inc. agreed to buy Meredith Corp. in a cash and stock deal valued at about $2.4 billion, the latest in a series of transactions between local broadcasters looking to gain leverage in negotiations with pay-TV providers. more
Consumer credit in the U.S. rose more than projected in July, boosted by bigger credit-card balances and loans for automobiles. more
Cash collections increased 6.2 percent to $370.2 million in July, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
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