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PROVIDENCE – Members of one of the labor unions that represent state employees voted down a proposed new contract last month, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported on its website. more
WARWICK – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed last week brought together federal, state and local food officials – including representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – and producers from around the state for a forum about federal funding opportunities available from the USDA to support area agriculture, local food businesses and the Rhode Island economy. more
For young, first-time buyers, people with modest down-payment cash, or seniors who want to tap their equity using a reverse mortgage, it’s a growing problem: They cannot use Federal Housing Administration financing in condominiums. more
One way to convince a small business to move to Providence is to “bribe your boss,” a somewhat light-hearted – yet pointed – take on economic development that invites employees, by way of a new website, to send the boss’ contact information so movers, shakers and believers in the city can take the leader to lunch and “make driving back to the ‘burbs tough.” more
When are Republicans the party of Wall Street outrage and Democrats the voice of deference for high finance? more
Large companies, wealthy retirees and East Bay drivers should benefit from the state budget backed by House Democratic leaders, while some developers, real estate agents and hotel workers are among those feeling aggrieved by it. more
Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners’ plans to do short sales this year? more
Rhode Island’s only landfill, in Johnston, is on track to be filled by 2038. The big question facing the state is: Then what? more
From the outside, it seems Rhode Island officials have been working on a new comprehensive plan for land use and economic development for ages, or at least since they finished the last plan. more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
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