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Money magazine has named Brown University the 19th best school overall and the 15th best private school in its inaugural value ranking of U.S. colleges and universities released Monday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area unemployment rate dropped in June to 7.1 percent nonseasonally adjusted, nine-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 8 percent reported a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
Real gross domestic product in Massachusetts grew at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the second quarter, reversing the economy’s contraction in the first quarter and outpacing U.S. economic growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Wednesday. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation has approved Mosaico Business & Community Development Corp.’s restoration of the Bristol Industrial Park as the latest project to receive historic preservation tax credits. more
T.F. Green Airport saw passenger traffic decline 7.3 percent year over year in June after a 7.8 percent decline a month earlier in May, according to numbers released Friday by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ award to Providence as one of four U.S. cities recognized with a 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award in City Livability was accepted by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras Friday. more
Rhode Island is the eighth most expensive state to insure a car, according to Insure.com. more
WalletHub rated the best states to be rich or poor from a tax perspective, and unfortunately, Rhode Island lands among the worst states, regardless of income. more
Capital Properties Inc. reported Tuesday that its second-quarter net income rose 79.3 percent to $450,000, or 7 cents per share, compared with $251,000, or 4 cents per share, during the same period a year ago. more
James J. Skeffington said that he hopes that he will know by early April if the former Interstate 195 land on the west side of the Providence River will be suitable for a baseball stadium. more
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