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STEAMengine, a program being developed by the R.I. Commerce Corporation, has won a $1.57 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help boost the state's economy and help it diversify. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue did not mince words when discussing the state’s revenue performance in August, saying it was “like pushing a wet noodle.” more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in August for the first time in five months as investors retreated from the market. more
Financial conditions tightened after the first face-to-face talks between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to break the budget logjam as a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its third day. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.4 percent in August to 122.8 from 122.3 in July. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index trimming its weekly decline, as optimism grew that the lawmakers would reach a deal to end the budget impasse and avoid a default on the federal debt. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly picked up in September, showing American factories were a source of strength for the world’s largest economy before the federal government shut down. more
The Travelers office building in downtown Fall River and the former Genzyme factory in the Fall River Industrial Park represent two very different, but crucial, pieces of the city’s economic future. more
Three casino developers competing for Massachusetts’ sole slots-parlor license will each deliver a 90-minute presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday, the Taunton Gazette reported. more
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