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The U.S. Small Business Administration has reopened the filing period for survivors in all states, including Rhode Island, affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. more
Rhode Islanders are largely divided on whether the state should assess a toll on large trucks to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges, although the opposition is more certain than those in favor. more
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has assigned an A-plus, long-term rating to a series of bonds expected to be executed soon by the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority. more
A vacant mill in the West End that will be renovated into live-work space for culinary entrepreneurs will receive state historical preservation tax credits when completed, the R.I. Department of Revenue announced Thursday. more
The Providence Preservation Society this week released its annual list of the most endangered properties in the city and they include previous list mentions such as the Cranston Street Armory, Wedding Cake house and “Superman” building, as well as newcomers, such as four schools, the former Tops Electric Co. and Congregation of the Sons of Jacob. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Janet Yellen’s big challenge next week is clear communication about a clouded outlook. more
Meeting and convention business was so strong in the Providence/Warwick area in the second half of 2015 that it pushed up demand for rooms for the individual traveler, in turn driving up room rates. more
Almost a third of Americans said in January that the economy was improving, helping to boost expectations to a seven-month high even as sentiment around current conditions withered. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
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