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The Citizens Bank Foundation has selected 13 projects in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence to benefit from a $60,000 grant presented by the foundation’s “Growing Communities” initiative. more
Statistics released today by the Census Bureau present a portrait of a stagnant economy with poverty remaining high and incomes sluggish four years into the recovery from the worst slump since the Great Depression. more
Two Rhode Island companies – Calista Therapeutics and Cape Commons Brewing Co. – have earned a place among the top 26 startups competing in the 2013 MassChallenge. more
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Mass., and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty. more
Jewelry manufacturer Alex and Ani announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Borderfree, a market leader in global e-commerce solutions for U.S. retailers, in an effort to ship its eco-friendly jewelry products to more than 100 countries. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.6 percent in July to 122.6 from 121.9 in June. more
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) One of the narrowest and most endangered buildings in downtown Providence has a new lease on life. The city announced Tuesday that it has transferred the vacant George C. Arnold Building on Washington Street to a private partnership working with the Providence Revolving Fund to rehabilitate it. more
Hub Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro Inc. and Discovery Communications, has posted its 16th consecutive month of gains, Hasbro announced Wednesday. more
(Updated, 6 p.m.) Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad will discuss “radical changes” to the global sailing event set to stop here in May 2015 at a press conference Tuesday, in conjunction with a three-day workshop for port officials planning to host the stopovers. more
Sales of Rhode Island single-family homes rose 16 percent in June compared with the same period the previous year, driving the year-over-year median price up 19 percent, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday. more
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