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The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases. more
The R.I. Public Transit Authority will detour 28 bus routes and temporarily relocate bus stops A, B, C and D in the downtown Providence area beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 through 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 in order to accommodate a visit by President Barack Obama. more
Second-quarter data shows that Massachusetts’ economy is bouncing back from a first quarter “temporary reversal of fortune.” more
State and local officials celebrated the completion of the $2.75 million expansion at the Providence Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis said that the process has begun to provide for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
An independent study of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video. more
Rhode Island again ranks among the worst states for its taxes on businesses, according to the 2015 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. more
With a week to go until the general election, Republican Allan Fung and Democrat Gina Raimondo are “effectively tied” in the governor’s race, according to the latest public opinion survey by Brown University’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions. more
WaterFire Executive Artistic Director Barnaby Evans has asked city and state officials to redesign the planned Providence River pedestrian bridge to make it possible for more boats to pass underneath. more
Treasury two-year notes set for sale today were poised to draw the lowest yield in five months on speculation the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low even as it ends its bond-buying program. more
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