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The commercial real estate landscape continues to strengthen in Rhode Island, characterized by decreasing vacancy rates and increasing rents across several markets, according to CB Richard Ellis-New England executives, who presented its 2016 Outlook for New England Tuesday. more
(Updated 3:16 p.m.) Single-family home sales in Rhode Island jumped 25.1 percent in November compared with November 2014, marking the seventh consecutive month of double-digit sales growth, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Globalization has hit Rhode Island hard. Those manufacturing jobs that allowed my immigrant parents and generations of other Rhode Islanders the opportunity to raise their families in modest comfort are long gone. more
Job openings increased in November, giving more Americans the confidence to quit and find work at another employer. more
The 23rd annual Providence Boat Show will be held Feb. 4-7 at the R.I. Convention Center. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate fell 2.7 percentage points over the year in November to 1.8 percent, but was still higher than the national rate of 1.2 percent for the month, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Something to watch for this earnings season: The number of companies that eschew the use of generally accepted accounting principles, commonly called GAAP. more
Some U.S. drivers may soon see a new expense at the gas pump: the cost of taking the global-warming fight on the road. more
A new bill introduced in the General Assembly last week aims to create a “sales tax holiday” to exempt Rhode Islanders from paying sales tax for one day in August. more
A national consultant has advised the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission to create a business innovation district in Providence that is larger than the existing footprint of undeveloped land, and to create an advisory council that would include the perspectives of anchor industries and universities. more
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