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The Procaccianti Group is seeking a 12-year tax stabilization agreement, including a three-year introductory period with no property taxes, to level the Fogarty Building downtown and construct a nine-story, extended-stay hotel. more
A report published by the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education ranked Rhode Island as the 48th least affordable state to attend college, the university announced Wednesday. more
M. Patricia Haskins has been named director of the St. Joseph Health Center, a community-based health center serving south Providence, Pawtucket and Johnston. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Massachusetts is growing at its strongest pace since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. The board’s opinion, delivered in an email Thursday, noted that the severe winter weather had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor, impact on economic conditions in the Bay State.” more
Walt Disney Co. unveiled a line of wearable toys that interact with each other and other products, starting with its Marvel comic-book characters. more
The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence increased to 96.2 in March from 94 a month earlier, the New York-based private research group said Tuesday. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
Payrolls climbed in May by the most in five months and worker pay accelerated, showing companies were upbeat about the U.S. economy’s prospects after an early-year slump. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by 7.6 percent year over year in April, according to data from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesmen. more
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