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Democratic House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello narrowly won re-election Thursday, following a count of absentee ballots in his Cranston district race, although the contest may not be over yet. more
The marketing of commercial space has begun at the newly renovated American Tourister mill, where 62,000 square feet in office, retail and restaurant suites is available. more
Consumer confidence increased for a third straight week as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy than at any time since the start of the year, figures from the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to an all-time high as U.S. stocks added to a rally sparked by speculation Donald Trump’s policies will benefit businesses, with banks surging to the highest level since May 2008. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined from an almost three-month high ahead of the presidential election, indicating the job market remains competitive for employers. more
A turn-of-the-century Victorian with a waterfront address in Pawtuxet has sold for $1.1 million, according to a news release from Residential Properties Ltd. more
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will open its first location in Rhode Island in the Diamond Hill Plaza on Diamond Hill Road, the city announced recently. more
There were 1,053 single-family home sales in Rhode Island in September, marking the most sales in any September on record for the Ocean State, according to a report released this week by The Warren Group. more
Voters statewide and in Tiverton appear to have cleared the way for a casino here, but a spokeswoman for the group behind the project said they are awaiting local absentee ballot results before declaring victory. more
Voters on Tuesday approved $227.5 million in bonds, funding housing creation, expansion of veterans services, construction of a new innovation center affiliated with the University of Rhode Island, improvements at the ports of Davisville and Providence, and parks and recreation upgrades, according to results posted on ri.gov. more
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