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The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday announced it has received $3.8 million to help it make small-business loans in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island will receive $22.5 million through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help families and seniors keep warm this winter, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
To ensure Wells Fargo & Co.’s scandal over unauthorized customer accounts isn’t being repeated at other lenders, regulators are poised to start reviewing data and talking to employees inside the biggest U.S. banks, according to a person familiar with the matter. more
Four development companies have submitted qualifications for construction of the new Providence Intermodal Transit Center, a transit hub designed to merge bus and train service, automobile parking and new construction near Providence Station. more
T.F. Green Airport saw a 0.7 percent increase in passengers in September to 302,381 from 300,284 in September 2015, the R.I. Airport Corp. said Friday. more
Restaurant executives are increasingly blaming this year’s presidential election for creating negative news and crimping sales. more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in September from August, and similarly unmoved from the September 2015 rate, according to a Thursday release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Respondents in a poll commissioned by Bryant University generally favored the bond requests that will be considered by voters in the Nov. 8 general election, with two-thirds or more saying they would approve state borrowing directed to veterans’ housing and environmental improvements. more
Americans’ economic expectations rose to a nine-month high in October even as households’ current assessments of the economy and buying climate dimmed last week, according to figures in the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley repeated that he expects an interest-rate increase by the end of 2016, as the central bank draws closer to reaching its twin objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation. more
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