Updated September 28 at 12:29am
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At least Rhode Island is no longer the least tax-friendly state for retirees in the nation. more
Rhode Island is still one of the top states for energy efficiency, but it slipped a spot to fourth place this year in the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. more
Consumer sentiment climbed more than forecast in November as Americans took heart in lower interest rates and store discounts. more
(Updated 2:47 p.m.) Gold’s Gym is back open, a day after a Superior Court judge ordered it closed, and it has until the end of January to either vacate the premises or find a new owner, according to a court order released Wednesday. more
Self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline fell a penny in Rhode Island and Massachusetts from last week, AAA Northeast said. more
General Electric Co. is using the Port of Providence to receive and assemble wind turbines destined for the Deepwater Wind LLC offshore wind project near Block Island. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
William A. “Bill” White is president and CEO of Coastway Community Bank, which for the second consecutive year made the most loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration flagship 7(a) Loan Program in Rhode Island. White talks with Providence Business News about the program, how it’s a part of the bank’s growth strategy and what trends he’s seeing in the state’s lending market. more
Capital Properties Inc., which owns a large portion of the Capital Center Special Development District in Providence as well as a petroleum storage facility in East Providence, reported third-quarter net income of $576,000, or 8 cents per share, a 28.6 percent increase over the prior-year quarter when the firm reported net income of $448,000, or 7 cents per share. more
Household spending rose less than forecast in September, showing the biggest part of the U.S. economy ended a strong quarter on a weak note. more
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