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The U.S. Small Business Administration supported lending $86.5 million to Rhode Island businesses in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an increase of 26 percent from the $68.6 million loaned a year earlier. more
City Council President Michael Solomon Thursday proposed a new system for awarding property tax treaties for major land developments that does not include mayoral or council approval. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes slumped in November from a one-year high, underscoring the uneven nature of the current recovery in residential real estate that’s been one of its defining characteristics. more
An agreement has been reached between Commonwealth Ventures LLC and the Heritage Harbor Museum Corporation to allow redevelopment of the South Street Power Station into an academic and nursing-school complex to go forward. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the fourth quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the DLT now estimates the number of Rhode Island-based jobs for December to be 473,300 – 2,100 more than the original estimate of 471,200. more
Although his plan to expand the Newport Grand slot parlor into a full casino was rejected by local voters, developer Joseph Paolino Jr. said Wednesday he has not ruled out investing in the property. more
Demolition of the 19th-century Elizabeth Mill has begun, in preparation for a planned development that would place a new mixed-use building, featuring housing and commercial space, near T.F. Green Airport. more
Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $37.12 per hour in December, 19 percent higher than the national average of $31.32 per hour, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, after the biggest three-day jump since 2011, amid investor optimism that the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy. more
Rhode Island ranked second among states with mortgages that were delinquent by 90 days or more in January, according to the latest data from Black Knight Financial Services. more
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