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(Updated, 2:54 p.m.) Media General Inc. agreed to acquire Providence-based LIN Media LLC in a transaction valued at about $1.6 billion, adding local TV stations across the U.S. to get better negotiating leverage with advertisers and cable providers. more
Personal incomes in Rhode Island rose 2.6 percent in 2013, while the state’s per capita income ranked as the 14th highest in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income in the Ocean State totaled $49.4 billion last year, a gain of $1.3 billion compared with the 2012 total of $48.2 billion. more
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
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