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(Updated 10 a.m.) Greystone of Lincoln Inc. will receive $460,000 in state tax credits over the next 10 years for creating new jobs that meet the requirements of the state’s Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 420 points as a selloff in Chinese equities spread around the world amid renewed concern that growth there is slowing at the same time that manufacturing in the U.S. decelerated. A flareup in tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran added to geopolitical unease. more
Stories about lawsuits, free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, cybersecurity and the Pawtucket Red Sox were among the most-read news stories on PBN.com in 2015, according to Google Analytics. more
Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
Seven firms and the Rhode Island Foundation are giving the state $111,000 to streamline state government and eliminate waste. more
Jamestown FiSH topped the list of the top 10 seafood restaurants in New England by OpenTable for December, which also featured Boat House Waterfront Dining in Tiverton in the eighth spot. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a more than two-month high as holiday-happy Americans registered their most upbeat assessments of the buying climate since April. more
Grants totaling $29,678 have been awarded to Portsmouth and the Watch Hill Fire District in Westerly by the state Department of Environmental Management to help fund the removal of abandoned vessels from town waters. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected during the Christmas week, reaching the highest level in almost six months, perhaps reflecting typical swings during holidays. more
U.S. mortgage rates rose, with the 30-year average topping 4 percent for the first time in five months, after the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase its benchmark lending rate. more
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