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The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a total of $172,000 to four projects that were developed out of the Make It Happen Rhode Island Initiative. more
The owner of the Industrial Trust Tower in downtown Providence is asking for up to $75 million in public financing to transform the historic office building into apartments. more
Mass. Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Mass. Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey led assorted local officials through a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the replacement of the so-called “spaghetti ramps” of Interstate 195 and Route 79 in Fall River Friday. more
New England businesses show signs of “cautious optimism” amid continued moderate economic growth in the region, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
More than 100 Rhode Island residents, business owners, state officials, local planners and lawmakers gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday night to kick off RhodeMap RI, a year-long project to create statewide economic development and housing plans that link with strategies for future development, transportation, land use and the environment. more
Toy and game maker Hasbro Inc. saw its net loss widen 159 percent from $2.6 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2012 to $6.7 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013, the company announced Monday. more
The state unemployment rate edged up in July, though it remains lower than July of last year, according to a report released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) Statistics on local television stations’ news show ratings and demographics in the May sweeps have been announced, based on data from the Nielsen Co. WJAR-TV NBC 10 led the way with eight of the top 10 news shows in the region, but Eyewitness News on WPRI-TV CBS 12 and Fox Providence also showed impressive gains in several time slots. more
Exports from the Ocean State rose 5.9 percent in May to $164.7 million on a month-to-month, seasonally adjusted basis after falling 15.1 percent in April, according to an international trade statistics report from e-forecasting.com. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Health, Dr. Michael Fine, will lead a Rhode Island healthcare and life science trade mission to Israel in November, the Health Department and the R.I. Economic Development Corporation announced on Tuesday. more
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