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Woonsocket restaurant owner Judy Beauchemin knows all too well how much effort it takes to make a small business work, and how the unexpected can upend the best of ideas. She opened her first family restaurant in 1993, and still remembers … more
U.S. consumer purchases climbed in December by the most in three months as incomes picked up, signaling a strong hand-off into 2017. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly declined last week to an almost three-month low, echoing a vibrant job market. more
A New York developer who has proposed to build a trio of residential skyscrapers in downtown Providence said the project will transform the city. more
Sears Holdings Corp. acknowledged “substantial doubt” about its ability to keep operating, raising fresh concerns about a company that has lost more than $10 billion in recent years. more
(Updated, March 23, 10:35 a.m.) State Sen. Frank A. Ciccone III, D-Providence, elected to office in November 2002, has lived in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Providence all his life. more
Cash collections increased 1.4 percent during the first six months of the fiscal year compared with the prior fiscal period, but declined 3.5 percent in December when compared with December 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Monday. more
Although Rhode Island’s financial services industry accounted for 4.2 percent of direct employment in 2015, the industry contributed 9 percent of the state’s gross domestic product, ranking 8th most in the country. more
In a move that will quadruple the size of New Bedford’s Captain Paul Cuffe Park, a $300,000 grant has allowed the New Bedford Whaling Museum to move forward with the design and planning process for a renovated green space in the city’s historic district. more
SATA Azores Airlines is expanding its service at T.F. Green Airport next year, adding flights to mainland Europe in Portugal, and also offering them earlier in the season. more
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