Updated February 14 at 6:25am
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Rhode Island’s rental vacancy rate was 4.9 percent in the fourth quarter, a drop from 6.2 percent in fourth quarter 2014, according to apartmentlist.com. more
Passenger traffic fell slightly last year at T.F. Green Airport, but increased for the month of December, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. more
Microfibres Inc. is closing and filing for bankruptcy, a union official said Wednesday. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased over the year by 0.07 percentage points in November to 1.76 percent, CoreLogic said Friday. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has adopted a set of rules that will guide how it evaluates applications for up to $25 million in state funds available for development in the area. more
The Providence Preservation Society this week released its annual list of the most endangered properties in the city and they include previous list mentions such as the Cranston Street Armory, Wedding Cake house and “Superman” building, as well as newcomers, such as four schools, the former Tops Electric Co. and Congregation of the Sons of Jacob. more
European shares fell for a third day, led by losses in banks as investors shrugged off gains for energy companies and makers of household goods. The yen weakened as China stepped up efforts to curb foreign speculation against its currency, and crude oil fell after touching a 12-year low. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged and said they still expect to raise borrowing costs at a “gradual” pace while watching to see how the global economy and markets impact the U.S. outlook. more
The state Department of Environment Management is making $380,000 in grant funding available to help local farmers and food partners grow their businesses. more
Despite growing concerns that China’s economy is in trouble, the country’s currency is widely seen as a contender to oust the U.S. dollar from its dominant position in international trade. more
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