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Home cash sales are continuing to fall each month nationwide, according to data firm CoreLogic, which released cash sales data on Tuesday. more
WaterFire Providence will be able to request that the Army Corps of Engineers close the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during WaterFire events in exchange for reimbursement of the costs, after the passage of a $12 billion U.S. water infrastructure bill on May 22. more
Rhode Island’s troubled labor market continued to impede momentum that in March had otherwise improved across several economic sectors, according to the Current Conditions Index report released Monday by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, its fourth round of competitive grants. more
The Rhode Island School of Design on Monday kicked off National Manufacturing Month in October two days early with multiple events that includes the opening of Co-Works, a new facility focused on creation and collaboration. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue on Thursday released its economic development report for fiscal year 2012, providing a breakdown of tax incentives awarded by geographic region and company, and whether recipients met job-creation and wage-and-benefits goals. more
A miniature park near the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street and wider sidewalks are among the improvements slated for the area over the next six months, according to the city, Brown University and two neighborhood management groups. more
Two new public opinion surveys by Brown University’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions find that gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, and Providence mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza, both Democrats, lead their respective opponents by 10 points. more
Amazon.com Inc.’s CEO Jeff Bezos has a knack for harnessing product reviews to get customers to buy online. His latest move: Web-savvy moms whose opinions are coveted by peers who want to know what’s hot this holiday season. more
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