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The city this spring will once again apply for a federal transportation grant to fund a new streetcar system between Upper South Providence and College Hill, Providence officials said Friday. more
Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Credit Suisse Group AG were among 16 of the world’s biggest banks sued by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate from 2007 to 2011. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in March to a four-month low, indicating household spending may be slow to pick up from a weather-related setback earlier this year. more
Textron Inc. on Friday completed the acquisition of Beech Holdings LLC, parent company of Witchita, Kan.-based planemaker Beechcraft Corp. Textron’s Cessna business and Beechcraft will form a new segment within the company called Textron Aviation. more
RootMetrics, an independent mobile research and testing organization based, announced last week that AT&T and Verizon Wireless tied for the No. 1 spot on the company’s RootScore report for Rhode Island, which measures network reliability and speed, as well as overall voice, data and text performance. more
Russell H. Carpenter, a 1959 alumnus of the Moses Brown School in Providence, has endowed a new program to advance teaching with a $3.6 million gift to the school. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose six-tenths of a percent in January to 126.3 from 125.5 in December. more
Would-be founders and fledgling entrepreneurs gathered at 95 Chestnut St. in Providence on March 12 for the final event of the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition’s free workshop series. more
Treasuries rose in the biggest weekly gain in almost two years as unrest in Ukraine drove investors to the safety of U.S. government debt. more
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. more
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