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Small businesses nationwide reported improved optimism as 2013 drew to a close, and reports of capital spending increased significantly, but the index measuring business owners’ sentiment in December still fell below previous mid-year readings and trailed the pre-2008 recession average by six points, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday. more
New England business owners conveyed strong optimism about prospects in 2014, with sales or revenue increases reported throughout the retail, manufacturing and consulting sectors, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Statistically, 2013 was an uninspiring year for Providence commercial real estate. more
The average per capita debt for Rhode Island’s cities and towns is $1,673, with the highest per capita debt in Providence at $7,366 per person, according to an analysis of local debt data conducted by WPRI-TV CBS 12’s Target 12 team. more
Laura Boucher is a 23-year-old registered nurse with the goal of having a full-time job, preferably at Bradley Hospital, because of its focus on mental-health care for children and adolescents. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment from January 2013 to January 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Thursday. more
Harsh winter weather dragged down new home construction and Rhode Island’s overall economic performance in February, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. February’s CCI of 58 is lower than both January’s figure of 67 and the index for February a year ago, which was also 67, the report states. more
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted its best week since July, rebounding from a technology-driven selloff, as corporate earnings from major Wall Street banks to Yahoo! Inc. surpassed estimates. more
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on Providence’s use of tax-stabilization incentives. more
At the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, 250,000 cars will arrive by ship, rail and truck from major auto manufacturers this year, making it one of the nation’s top unloading spots for auto imports. more
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