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Despite its small size compared with many North American metropolises, Providence ranks as the 38th most traffic-congested city in the United States and Canada, according to a new report released by GPS-device manufacturer TomTom. more
Providence’s summer jobs program has helped 650 city youth find employment this summer, Mayor Angel Taveras announced Thursday. more
Consumer spending in the U.S. grew less than forecast in May as Americans used gains in income to shore up household finances. more
Hope & Main LLC, Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator, has brought on food industry veteran Julie Nahas to serve as executive director of operations as the organization steams toward its official launch in August. more
Rhode Island will receive $3.85 million under a national program to help states train laid-off workers, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced Wednesday. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Britain’s largest taxpayer owned bank, has given “unacceptable” returns to shareholders, CEO Ross McEwan said. more
Former Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. said Wednesday he will run for the city’s top office again, this time as an independent. more
Fellowship Health Resources Inc. has acquired Harbor House of Providence, a clubhouse for people recovering from mental illness that was in danger of closing due to lack of funding. more
One in three Massachusetts manufacturers report difficulty hiring production workers, according to a survey of 1,350 manufacturing firms conducted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metro area dropped to 1.78 percent in April from 2.54 percent during the same month last year, real estate data firm CoreLogic reported Tuesday. more
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