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The Rhode Island Business Competition has announced the 10-member judging panel for its 2014 contest, which will award prizes valued at more than $200,000 when the winners are named in May. more
Rhode Island saw exports fall 12.8 percent from a year earlier in January to $198.8 million, as continued weakness in developed economies as well as slowing in the developing world dampened demand for Ocean State shipments. more
(Updated, 5:45 p.m.) With a month-over-month gain of 0.2 percent in January, Rhode Island landed tied for eighth place among the 10 states with the largest increases in the Black Knight Home Price Index. more
Gasoline prices remain unchanged this week in Rhode Island, while prices increased 1 cent in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Employers in the U.S. boosted payrolls in March and the unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent even as more Americans entered the labor force, showing steady progress that will probably prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to continue reducing stimulus while keeping interest rates low. more
The city will re-launch its suspended startup investment program with smaller investments focused on only “high-growth” technology sector companies. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area rose 6 percent in February compared with the same period last year, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at a faster pace in March as gains in production and orders showed the industry was mending at the close of a winter-depressed first quarter. more
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on the conversion of a former Bank of America Corp. skyscraper into apartments following the closure Friday of a $78 million financing package, the Hartford Business Journal reported. more
Rhode Island’s congressional delegation addressed a slew of topics including climate change, flood insurance, tax reform and workforce development at a breakfast held Monday morning at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
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