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Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. set a quarterly profit record of $11.5 million in the recently concluded second quarter, according to the company’s Monday after-market earnings release. more
A new state law designed to encourage housing construction also creates tax incentives for builders who want to restore blighted or vacant structures. more
The U.S. economy will probably be strong enough to justify two Federal Reserve interest-rate increases in 2016, said Chicago Fed President Charles Evans. more
For the second week in a row, the Rhode Island School of Design art museum has ranked among the top college art museums in the country. more
Self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline is averaging $2.16 per gallon in Rhode Island, unchanged from last week, while the average price rose 4 cents to $2.13 in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island has some of the highest taxes in the nation, according to WalletHub, the 10th highest on property and the highest on automobiles. more
A trade mission to the United Kingdom will be held in September to help boost exports from Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp. more
Companies in April added fewer workers to U.S. payrolls than economists projected, signaling employment gains may have peaked, according to a private report. more
Revenue exceeded expectations by 1.7 percent for the first seven months of the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
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