Updated August 29 at 12:30am
Economic Activity
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Arden Engineering Constructors LLC has acquired Rayco Electrical Corp. of Providence in a move intended to grow the firm’s electrical business, according to Arden’s president and CEO, Robert M. Bolton. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell more than forecast in August, representing a pause in momentum this year for residential real estate. more
(Updated 1:06 p.m.) The Pawtucket Red Sox said that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has nixed the I-195 site on the Providence River for a new ballpark. more
While the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of only five of the 15 metros in New England to show GDP growth from 2013 to 2014 (in constant dollars) greater than 1 percent, at 1.52 percent it was still well below the national average for … more
A tax inversion is a kind of magic trick. Driven by the dysfunction of the American tax code, U.S. companies can merge with smaller foreign competitors, shift their addresses overseas and -- hey presto -- steeply reduce their tax bills. more
For those who have been advocating for the T.F. Green Airport runway extension, the end is in sight. Various pieces of the $250 million project are underway, and by December 2017, the main runway will be long enough to accommodate airplanes that … more
Anniversaries come and go, but this month there is one that should be noted with some Rhody pride. Hope & Main is the Warren nonprofit, food-business incubator that opened last October, and it has been busy. In the last 12 months, more than … more
(Updated 11:38 a.m.) Rhode Island’s total state and local government expenditures exceeded all New England states except Vermont when measured on a personal income basis, but were fourth highest when measured on a per capita basis, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
The Mashpee Wampanoag’s “First Light” $500 million casino project is running into difficulty, The Boston Globe is reporting. more
In the celebrated sci-fi comedy “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” a supercomputer determines that the answer to life, the Universe, and everything is the number 42. The really difficult task, however, is figuring out what the question was in the first place. more
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