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Voters in Springfield, Mass., approved a host community agreement with MGM Resorts International Tuesday, a significant step forward for the company’s plan to build a major resort casino complex in the city’s South End, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. more
Starts of new U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June to the lowest level in almost a year, indicating a pause in the industry’s progress. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Tuesday night vetoed a bill that would have allowed the Providence Redevelopment Authority to construct new commercial and industrial buildings. more
The city of Providence received one of the 59 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grants awarded to projects across the country, Mayor Angel Taveras, Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, the Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and FirstWorks announced Tuesday. more
The New York Yankees, New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox all rank among the 11 most valuable sports teams in the world, according to a new list compiled and released by Forbes. more
Exports from the Ocean State rose 5.9 percent in May to $164.7 million on a month-to-month, seasonally adjusted basis after falling 15.1 percent in April, according to an international trade statistics report from e-forecasting.com. more
U.S. equities recouped $1 trillion of share value that was erased in the last seven weeks, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke pledged to preserve stimulus and stocks rallied on signs of economic expansion. more
When Federal Reserve policy makers start to curb $85 billion in monthly bond buying, possibly before the end of the year, the last thing they want to do is spoil the nascent U.S. housing recovery. more
Homeowners in the Providence metropolitan area paid a median of $130,000 for their homes in 2011, a little more than the national median purchase price of $110,000 that year, according to a U.S. Census Bureau profile released on Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Lottery, the Ocean State’s third largest source of revenue, was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 16th consecutive year. more
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