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A new $6 million federal grant has been awarded to the R.I. Governor’s Workforce Board to help train between 700 and 1,000 local workers in advanced manufacturing and information technology-related skills to fill vacancies primarily in the defense industry. more
Rhode Island’s capital city is the nation’s 22nd neediest, according to a report released Wednesday by WalletHub to determine which cities are the most economically disadvantaged. more
Providence Equity Partners LLC is selling Learfield Communications Inc., a sports marketing company, to Atairos Group Inc. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island fell 7 cents this week, and are at the lowest point locally since late April. In Massachusetts, gasoline prices dropped 3 cents, marking the lowest price there since mid-April, AAA Northeast said Tuesday. more
Carousel Industries of North America Inc. has closed on its acquisition of information technology firm Atrion Inc. more
Sales of single-family homes in Rhode Island increased dramatically in the second quarter of 2016, rising faster than in any other quarter since tracking began in 1986. more
Warwick is the most affordable place to live in Rhode Island, according to a SmartAsset study. 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
Economic conditions are “generally improving” across New England’s First District as businesses expect “more of the same,” according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released this week. more
The foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area fell to 1.42 percent in June, a decrease of 0.22 percentage points from June 2015, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
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