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Seven finalists have been selected in the 2016 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and their proposed businesses address problems in biotechnology, consumer, health care, information technology and the manufacturing industries. more
Consumer confidence fell last week even as Americans became a bit more sanguine about the economy’s prospects. more
Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit grew 6.7 percent to $223 million, or 41 cents per diluted share, compared with $209 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of last year. more
Jobless claims unexpectedly decreased to the lowest level since 1973 as the U.S. labor market remains a pillar of support in the world’s largest economy. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes rose more than projected in March, indicating resilience in demand heading into the spring selling season. more
Bucking their rent-not-own reputation, millennials are looking forward to buying a home, but many have grossly underestimated just how much they’ll need for that all-important down payment. more
Higher aviation, systems and industrial sales fueled increases in income and revenue in Textron Inc.’s first quarter. more
A Boston development team plans to convert the former Imperial Knife Factory in the Olneyville neighborhood to 60 affordable apartments, in part by demolishing non-original portions of the building. more
Brown University has the best value in Rhode Island, according to SmartAsset, a financial technology company. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders was little changed in April, indicating the housing market lacked momentum as the spring selling season got under way. more
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