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The owner of the vacant “Superman Building” at 111 Westminster St. is again calling for public support to help convert the downtown tower into apartments. more
Gasoline prices rose 2 cents in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, ending four consecutive weeks of declines, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
When Robin McLane’s generation hit public schools in the 1950s, there were never enough classrooms or teachers to accommodate the bulge, she said. So she’s not surprised about the latest shock that boomers are delivering to the U.S. economy. more
Another year past, another mixed reading of economic progress for Rhode Island. That’s the assessment of Leonard Lardaro, the University of Rhode Island economist who produces the monthly Current Conditions Index measuring the state’s economic performance, or momentum, using a dozen different metrics. more
Rhode Island artists Anthony Giannini, Leslie Hirst and 2014 Academy Award nominee Daniel Sousa have been awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
The Arcade Providence’s first microloft tenants moved in on New Year’s Eve, almost two years after owner Evan Granoff announced his $7 million plan to renovate the historic building known as one of the country’s first indoor shopping malls. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the fourth quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded, helping to restrain labor costs. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks as employers retained workers to meet demand. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in December compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 19,100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday. more
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