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An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.6 percent in July to 122.6 from 121.9 in June. more
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) One of the narrowest and most endangered buildings in downtown Providence has a new lease on life. The city announced Tuesday that it has transferred the vacant George C. Arnold Building on Washington Street to a private partnership working with the Providence Revolving Fund to rehabilitate it. more
Hub Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro Inc. and Discovery Communications, has posted its 16th consecutive month of gains, Hasbro announced Wednesday. more
(Updated, 6 p.m.) Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad will discuss “radical changes” to the global sailing event set to stop here in May 2015 at a press conference Tuesday, in conjunction with a three-day workshop for port officials planning to host the stopovers. more
Sales of Rhode Island single-family homes rose 16 percent in June compared with the same period the previous year, driving the year-over-year median price up 19 percent, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday. more
The city of Providence received one of the 59 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grants awarded to projects across the country, Mayor Angel Taveras, Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, the Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and FirstWorks announced Tuesday. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area in negative equity fell to 60,394 in the second quarter of 2013 from 79,819 in the first quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released today. more
The House Finance Committee approved an $8.2 billion Rhode Island budget for fiscal 2014 unveiled by Democratic leaders Tuesday night that forgoes a corporate tax-rate cut sought by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, but includes the first state payment for the failed 38 Studios LLC loan guarantee. more
Using data mined from more than a thousand manufacturers from across the state, leaders of the Rhode Island Manufacturing Renaissance Project will unveil its findings on Wednesday, along with the state’s first comprehensive database of manufacturers in the state. more
Mall owners, the best-performing U.S. property stocks for four years, have tumbled to the worst as sluggish retail sales and limited opportunities to expand drive investors to look elsewhere for earnings growth. more
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