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Rhode Island’s economy grew at a slower rate than that of the United States in 2013, despite an improving employment picture, according to a small business profile that the Office of Advocacy within the U.S. Small Business Administration released recently for all 50 states. more
(Updated 3:08 p.m. and 12:20 p.m. Wednesday) Two Rhode Island wastewater treatment plants were recently recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency with 2014 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Awards. more
Gasoline prices jumped 11 cents from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a change AAA Northeast blamed on the increase in the cost of crude oil. more
The U.S. Treasury Department has released $4.3 million, the second tranche of a $13.1 million State Small Business Credit Initiative grant awarded to Rhode Island four years ago, to support the Slater Technology Fund’s SSBCI program. more
Brown University is increasing its financial aid as well as tuition, fees and room and board in conjunction with corporation approval of a $976.4 million budget for fiscal year 2016 and receipt of two substantial gifts. more
Boys toy sales helped fuel sales growth for Hasbro Inc. in 2014, with an increase of 45 percent in profit for the year. more
(Updated 12:24 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.) For the third Monday in a row, snow again is forcing cancellations and delays throughout the Ocean State and beyond. more
R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner has adopted several new standards likely to produce important changes in health care delivery in Rhode Island in the next several years. more
A development company that specializes in historical renovations has purchased the sprawling Pontiac Mills property and plans a $35 million conversion to apartments and commercial space. more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
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