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(Updated 7:24 p.m.) Passenger traffic increased again at T.F. Green Airport in November, rising 2.4 percent to 308,158 from 300,812 a year ago. Year to date through November, passenger traffic climbed 2.6 percent to 3,363,495 from 3,279,966 during the same time period last year, the R.I. Airport Corp. said Thursday. more
Republicans scrapped a vote on the embattled health care bill Friday as a growing number of Republicans declared they opposed the latest version just a day after President Donald Trump demanded a do-or-die vote on the longtime GOP priority. more
U.S. stocks rallied along with oil prices as investors’ focus turned to the Federal Reserve’s first policy decision and outlook since the U.S. elections. The decision is due on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed for a seventh straight session. more
Providence is one of the least safe cities for driving in the U.S., according to Allstate Corp., which released its 12th annual America’s Best Drivers report on Tuesday in time for the Independence Day weekend. more
Rhode Island added the highest percentage of new construction jobs over the past year in the nation in February at 12.2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
On Friday, nearly 200 people, including Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Board Chair Wayne Kezirian joined Grow Smart RI at the R.I. Convention Center for “Next Stop: Making Transit Work for RI” — a forum to discuss ways to most effectively leverage the state’s transit system to benefit more Rhode Islanders, as well as the state’s economy and environment. more
After a decade-long fundraising effort and countless volunteer hours, the U.S. Navy Seabees announced the new Museum and Memorial Park on Iafrate Way in Davisville will open to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more
Following last week’s announcement of Rhode Island’s Small Business Person of the Year, the U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday released the state’s other small-business award winners. more
The Rhode Island branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration held its 2017 Small Business Economic Summit Friday at Bryant University in which small business owners, led by local economic, community and government experts, gathered to discuss major issues faced by companies in the Ocean State. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday more than $1.98 million in grants to Rhode Island Housing to renew support for the Sunrise Project and New Transitions programs, which assist low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. more
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