Updated February 13 at 6:25pm
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One day after naming the top winner in its annual Small Business Week awards program, the Rhode Island office of the U.S. Small Business Administration of Rhode Island has revealed the rest of the lineup of local winners. more
A proposed conversion of the historic Pontiac Mills into residential and commercial space will receive $5 million in state historical preservation tax credits, the state announced Tuesday. more
Americans are spending money again. More than you probably think. Shopping with the most spare cash since 2008, consumers are giving U.S. companies record sales for discretionary items as well as the biggest boost to their shares in 25 years. more
Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly dropped in June, upending optimism about the strength of the rebound in consumer spending during the second quarter. more
A new $1.3 million grant program will focus on employers’ needs in cultivating a stronger workforce to jump-start the Rhode Island economy, the governor announced Monday. more
(Updated 1:49 p.m.) The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose 0.2 percent in March for a third month, signaling inflation is starting to firm. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.3 percent in February, a full percentage point less than in February 2014, and two-tenths of a percentage point less than the national rate of 5.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
For the second week in a row, self-serve regular gasoline prices stayed the same in Rhode Island, but increased by 1 cent in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly price survey. more
Rhode Island’s economic performance lagged in April, and has been “disappointing” so far in 2015, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
Standard & Poor’s said it may have been too optimistic in its ratings on a $330 million bond deal that was backed by tobacco lawsuit settlement payments owed to the state of Rhode Island. more
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