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A $480,000 initiative was announced Thursday by the Rhode Island Foundation, in partnership with state and local education officials, aimed at closing the achievement gap for English as a Second Language learners, according to a release by the organization. more
Ranch and farm operators in Washington County are eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. more
State general revenue collections crept up modestly in fiscal 2016, boosted by increases in revenue from income and sales taxes and user fees. more
Thomas M. Ryan, a member of the University of Rhode Island’s Class of 1975 and former chairman and CEO of CVS Health Corp., was elected as chairman of the URI Foundation board of directors, the school announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island’s No. 44 ranking on the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released this week by the Tax Foundation, makes it one of the least competitive states when it comes to tax code structure. more
Envision Technology Advisors, a technology consulting firm, recently acquired Crown Web (formerly Embolden) from Crown Philanthropic Solutions for an undisclosed sum. more
With 6.1 percent home price growth over the year in July, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 14th highest among the top 40 U.S. metros, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
Less than two years after Citizen Financial Group Inc. appointed him chief financial officer, Eric Aboaf is leaving to serve in the same capacity for more money at Boston-based State Street Corp. more
(Updated 11:51 a.m.) Faced with high fees and poor performance, Rhode Island’s general treasurer plans to reduce the state’s investment in hedge funds, walking back a strategy implemented during the Great Recession. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods were little changed in August, while shipments of capital equipment declined for a fourth straight month, indicating lingering weakness in manufacturing. more
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