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A key City Council committee has recommended a budget that would scale back the reduction of the commercial tax rate proposed by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. more
Landlords of retail properties should counter the threat from electronic commerce by turning to dining and entertainment to attract a younger generation of customers, according to MetLife Inc.’s asset manager. more
Confidence among American consumers in June eased from an almost one-year high as favorable views about personal finances were offset by concerns about the economy’s prospects. more
With nearly 400 miles of coastland, the Ocean State is acutely aware of the environment and its relationship to water. For three decades, stories about wastewater mitigation, natural disasters and how rising sea levels will affect the … more
Rhode Island's nascent and fast-growing renewable energy industry is increasingly becoming the headline in a state heavily reliant on outside generation. But many businesses still question the benefit of renewable energy in a state long burdened … more
A family-based business composed of ingenious thinkers who know how to reinvent themselves to meet changing conditions. That's the formula that has kept New England Construction going strong, now in its second generation of leadership. … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks 41st – or 11th worst – in the nation for its economy, according to WalletHub. WalletHub called 2015 "a banner year for the U.S. economy, thanks to a strong dollar, job gains, lower oil prices, increased … more
PROVIDENCE – The effort to secure millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to revitalize Providence's tallest building has again stalled at the Rhode Island Statehouse. William Fischer, a spokesman for "Superman" building owner … more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, six of Rhode Island's business leaders discussed its economy, where it has been and where it is likely to go from today. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. … more
When General Electric Co. in 2015 announced plans to move out of its longtime Connecticut headquarters, many were surprised when Rhode Island was named as a possible new location. more
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