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U.S. Senate leaders are rushing to lock up an agreement to end the fiscal impasse, stepping in after House Republicans’ last-minute plan to avert a U.S. government default collapsed. more
Three real estate developers have responded to a city request for qualifications to find a credible partner to work with on the redevelopment of the 7.4-acre vacant lot at 45 Division St. south of the new Pawtucket River Bridge. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 5.3 percent in October compared with the same period last year, adding 800 jobs for a total of 16,000 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Reed Phillips III, a media analyst at DeSilva & Phillips in New York, has estimated the worth of The Providence Journal at between $35 million and $50 million. more
Financial conditions tightened after the first face-to-face talks between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to break the budget logjam as a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its third day. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in August compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Monday. more
U.S. retailers including Gap Inc. and L Brands Inc. posted September same-store sales that missed analysts’ estimates as a lack of new products and a choppy economy encouraged shoppers to restrain spending. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
Town residents on Tuesday voted to reject Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC’s proposal to build a $1 billion resort casino off Interstate 495, ending Foxwoods’ bid for the sole Boston-area gaming license, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
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