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Fitch Ratings has assigned a AA rating to Rhode Island’s $79.5 million in 2014 consolidated capital-development general-obligation bonds, the agency announced Wednesday. more
Twenty-two states have rallied around Texas in its legal challenge to RadioShack’s plan to sell personal data on 117 million customers. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area decreased by three-tenths of a percentage point in January compared with the same period last year, to 1.7 percent from 2 percent, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
A Rhode Island film company has secured a deal with Screen Media Films and Universal Studios to produce 10 new motion pictures – including the thriller “Almost Mercy,” currently in pre-production – for on-demand video release reaching more than 100 million households, according to a release from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s office. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the fourth quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the DLT now estimates the number of Rhode Island-based jobs for December to be 473,300 – 2,100 more than the original estimate of 471,200. more
Producer prices in the U.S. rose more than forecast in March, led by the biggest gain in the cost of services in four years. The 0.5 percent advance in the producer-price index was the biggest since June. more
While New England’s unemployment rate as a whole remained relatively stable in 2013, Rhode Island’s rate was the highest in the region and among the highest nationally, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday. more
The city has started the second year of work in its $40 million road re-surfacing project. Funded with a voter-approved bond in 2012, the road project completed 32 miles of repaving last year and began this year’s work Wednesday on Moses Brown Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood. more
Employment increased in 306 out of the 339 largest counties in September, and Providence was no exception with 1.8 percent growth, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s commercial real estate market saw improvement across all sectors in 2013, but high vacancy rates, shorter lease terms and a dearth of high-bay warehouse properties continue to challenge the market’s recovery. more
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