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Despite the tailwinds of strong jobs growth and the vanguard of the millennial generation entering their prime homebuying years, developers have been strangely reluctant to break ground on new single-family homes in 2016. more
More than $1 million in federal grants were announced Tuesday to support the arts and expand cultural education opportunities in the state. more
A merger of Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc., which would unite two of the biggest toymakers, would need to win approval from antitrust officials in Washington who are increasingly saying no to deals marrying the dominant players in an industry. more
Washington County residents stand to save the most in Rhode Island through refinancing loans, according to SmartAsset. more
The governor’s proposed truck toll plan, RhodeWorks, would generate substantial long-term funding for transportation projects, but may not provide enough revenue in the short term, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council said Wednesday. more
Job growth settled into a more sustainable pace in January and the unemployment rate dropped to an almost eight-year low of 4.9 percent, signs of a resilient labor market that’s causing wage growth to stir. more
(Updated 1:16 and 3:09 p.m.) Snow will gradually taper off tonight, making for a messy evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. more
There were 34 applicants, but 11 companies will receive state innovation vouchers allowing them to partner with a local university, research center or medical center for research and development assistance with a specific project. more
The construction industry in Rhode Island ranked 28th in nation for year-over-year employment growth, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. more
Companies that remove snow, supply electricity to commercial customers and remove toxins from drinking water were among the 30 local enterprises that were recognized Wednesday night at Providence Business News’ fifth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies event, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
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