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A standardized tax stabilization agreement that could attract developers to the largely untouched City Centre Warwick district has the support of the city’s leaders, according to an announcement Wednesday. more
(Updated 2:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza published a report Wednesday afternoon announcing the achievements, goals and future plans of the Career and Technical Education Task Force launched in October. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is getting some outside help on how he might address the city’s dire financial situation, which could help guide decisions made in his upcoming fiscal 2017 budget proposal. more
More than 500 Rhode Island Verizon workers on Wednesday went on strike after the telecommunications giant and union leadership failed to reach contract agreements. more
Two Rhode Island universities, Johnson & Wales and Salve Regina, have among the best online nonprofit management master’s degree programs in the country. more
A majority of credit cards in the U.S. now contain a chip designed to add more security -- yet most payment terminals at retailers can’t read the new technology. more
Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly fell in March, raising concern consumer spending is losing momentum. more
Bankruptcy in Providence is not an option, says National Resource Network Executive Director David Eichenthal, whose organization is tasked with coming up with ideas to help the city fix its financial problems. more
Businesses in New England’s First District have a generally positive outlook, as they continue to report rising revenue, and they expect that to persist, according to the Beige Book, the Federal Reserve’s report on economic data, released Wednesday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that Raymond “Two Hawks” Watson, an advocate of multi-cultural tourism, received the nonprofit organization’s $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship this year. more
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