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Micro-units, typically bigger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double, are growing in appeal, according to the Urban Land Institute. more
Rhode Island’s charter school law ranked 33rd in the nation, one spot improved from last year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual ranking of charter school laws. more
The trade deficit in the United States unexpectedly narrowed in July to the lowest level in six months as exports climbed to a record. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranked last in a survey of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in July after an increase of 0.4 percent in June, the fifth consecutive month of gains in the state’s economic indicator index produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
Providence Business News was named New England Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at the organization’s 2014 Fall Conference Thursday. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 263rd out of 358 metropolitan areas nationwide for its lack of construction job growth in June, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
A malfunctioning mail-sorting machine caused social security numbers of as many as 832 unemployment insurance customers to be misdirected and sent to the wrong employers or customers. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was unchanged from September to October at 1.8 percent, but the Ocean State had fewer foreclosures compared with October 2013’s numbers, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
The Quonset Business Park now employs more than 10,000 people, a milestone celebrated on Monday at the former naval air station by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and other state and congressional leaders. more
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