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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
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, the lender that spun off Citizens Financial Group Inc. last year, raised $2.6 billion with the sale of its last shares in the U.S. regional bank. more
(Updated 10:38 a.m. and 12:13 p.m.) “It’s back!” exulted Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. Word at a packed press conference at the Statehouse Friday morning of the return of the Volvo Ocean Race to Newport in May of 2018 had already seeped out, thanks to a Sail Newport magazine distributed on every seat at the event. more
Business owners maintain a bullish outlook on Rhode Island's economy, but there are signs the optimism has been tempered by turbulence at the national level and slow-paced economic progress at home, according to results from the 2016 winter installment of the biannual Providence Business News survey. more
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Older drivers experience the highest level of distraction when it comes to dealing with technology in today’s modern vehicles, research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released this week said. more
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