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Business leaders in the U.S. adopted a more optimistic outlook in the first quarter as sales projections for the next six months reached a three-year high and capital-spending plans also advanced. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $5.6 million to Rhode Island to provide permanent homes and services to low-income people with disabilities in an effort to prevent them from becoming homeless or unnecessarily institutionalized. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 1 percent in January compared with the same period a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
The Providence Journal building is under agreement for sale to local development company Cornish Associates, which hopes to close on the property by the end of March, according to Arnold B. “Buff” Chace Jr., managing general partner for Cornish. more
Deepwater Wind LLC announced Monday the securing of more than $290 million in debt and equity financing for its five-turbine, 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm project. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants totaled just under $1.77 million in December, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the $1.64 million collected in December 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Monday. more
A web-based employment search firm based in Westbrook, Maine, has upgraded its Rhode Island site, the first of six New England states to get enhanced tools for employers and users engaged in the job search. more
Education spending fueled the Ocean State’s total direct general expenditures in 2012, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare.” more
The average price of self-serve, unleaded gasoline is $2.38 in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, thanks to price jumps in each state of 8 and 12 cents, respectively, over the last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly cost survey. more
Consumer purchases adjusted for inflation rose in January, a sign the plunge in gasoline prices is helping boost the biggest part of the U.S. economy. more
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