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At least Rhode Island is no longer the least tax-friendly state for retirees in the nation. more
The New England jobless rate dropped 1.1 percentage points year over year in September to 4.6 percent. The rate was unchanged from August, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
The largely vacant New Harbour Mall will be redeveloped in a $50 million project that will convert the enclosed retail center to an open-concept plaza. more
Richard Beaupre, founder and CEO of Lincoln-based ChemArt and a University of Rhode Island alumnus, has pledged $2.5 million for construction of URI’s new chemical and forensic sciences building. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 250th out of 358 metropolitan areas nationwide for its 3 percent construction job loss in September compared with September 2014. more
Consumer confidence fell in October to a three-month low as Americans became less upbeat about the labor market. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m.) Massachusetts home sales grew 25.3 percent in September, continuing an upward trend and marking the best September sales month for residential real estate in a decade, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
Orders for business equipment unexpectedly declined in September as tepid global markets gave American companies little reason to expand. more
William A. “Bill” White is president and CEO of Coastway Community Bank, which for the second consecutive year made the most loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration flagship 7(a) Loan Program in Rhode Island. White talks with Providence Business News about the program, how it’s a part of the bank’s growth strategy and what trends he’s seeing in the state’s lending market. more
A $9 million federal grant to build a new travel plaza and welcome center at Exit 1 off Interstate 95 in Hopkinton was announced Monday by the state’s congressional delegation as well as Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
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