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During the Great Recession, Newport-based engineer Tim Moulton bought a computer-controlled wood-cutting machine from a downsizing business for no specific reason, other than it was a great deal and that someday it could become useful. Last … more
They used to call him crazy, now they give him awards. That's how Stephen Rosa, president and CEO of the marketing firm (add)ventures, jokingly describes how the marketing and communication industry has evolved during his 26 years in the … more
It's nicknamed the "Taylor Swift tax," but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed tax on pricey second homes is a variation of similar fees in other states. "It is common for states to tax owner-occupied properties differently than nonowner … more
Last week's release of the change in personal income by state for 2013-14 placed Rhode Island pretty high on the list, No. 16, with a one-year gain of 4.3 percent. But that doesn't quite tell the entire story. In the last decade, the Ocean … more
Barbara Fields has been named the new executive director of Rhode Island Housing Corp., after serving in the acting position since January. more
The proposed creation of a School Building Authority in Rhode Island will allow the state to direct construction funds to public schools based on prioritized need, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Rhode Island was among 42 states that had statistically significant jobless-rate decreases in February year over year, falling to 6.3 percent from 8.4 percent. more
Construction employment increased in 45 states, including Rhode Island, as well as in Washington, D.C., in February compared with the previous year, according to Associated General Contractors of America. more
Police have identified the driver that was pulled from a burning car earlier this week by an off-duty Cranston police officer as Richard L. Bready, former Nortek Inc. CEO. more
College graduates searching for a job online will have better prospects in Massachusetts than in Rhode Island, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. more
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