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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
First Bristol Corp. of Fall River has received final approval for construction of an eight-story, all-suites hotel on the triangular lot in the Capital Center District. more
The initial phase of the residential conversion of the former St. Mary’s School and rectory to condominiums has been completed, and the first units are now available for sale. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has adopted a set of rules that will guide how it evaluates applications for up to $25 million in state funds available for development in the area. more
Despite growing concerns that China’s economy is in trouble, the country’s currency is widely seen as a contender to oust the U.S. dollar from its dominant position in international trade. more
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