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‘It was gut-wrenching,’ Civil owner says of riots

PROVIDENCE – Having heard rumors that riots and looting were planned for the Providence Place mall, Guido Silvestri stopped by his Westminster Street skateboard...

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COLLECTION OF the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in March declined over 50% year over year to $562,853. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

5% hotel tax collection in March plummets over 50% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the state 5% hotel tax in March declined 50.7% year over year to $562,853, the R.I. Department of Revenue said...
RHODE ISLAND's gross domestic product was projected to have contracted at a 4.3% annualized rate in the first quarter of 2020. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL AND THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC STUDIES AT BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Report: R.I. Q1 GDP projected to have contracted at 4.3% annualized rate

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s gross domestic product was estimated to have contracted at a 4.3% annualized rate, according to a report from the Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND's home price index increased 7.1% year over year in April. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID ZALUBOWSKI

R.I.’s April home price index grows at fastest rate in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The home price index in Rhode Island increased 7.1% year over year in April, the fastest growth rate in New England, CoreLogic...
COVID-19 related Unemployment Insurance filings have totaled 164,955 to date. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

COVID-19 unemployment claims rise by 517

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 517 on Monday, to 164,955, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings...
A R.I. SUPERIOR COURT judge has sided with the state in a lawsuit that sought to halt sports gambling in the state. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Judge sides with state in legal challenge to sports betting

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A judge has denied a request by a Republican activist to halt sports betting in Rhode Island. Daniel Harrop, a former Providence...
PROTESTS related to the death of George Floyd turned violent early Tuesday morning, including with attendees attempting to loot stores in Providence Place. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Protest turns violent in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A protest early Tuesday morning at Providence Place mall turned violent. The protest, like many around the country, was calling for justice for...

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Startup shake-up: Entrepreneurs scramble to revamp business plans

Like many college seniors, biomedical student Abbie Kohler and engineering student Greg Fine were disheartened to have their final semester suddenly cut short and their commencement ceremony postponed for a year. But perhaps a bigger blow to the soon-to-be Brown University graduates was the one to their Providence company, ­ResusciTech. Since launching the startup in fall 2018, the pair poured...

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The Importance of Cash Flow Forecasting in Uncertain Times Businesses of every size and industry are feeling the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide. The uncertainty...

COVID-19: Five Steps Your Business Can Take Now

Like the rest of the U.S., the COVID pandemic has hit Providence businesses hard. Safeguarding your employees and customers is key. But so is...

Cox is here for you…

Dear Rhode Island Community, Cox Business and Cox Communications are committed to supporting you during this uncertain time. We want to ensure you have all...

Tony Mendez named to Board of Directors at the...

Tony Mendez has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the...

Theresa Moore named to Rhode Island Foundation Board of...

Theresa Moore has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the...

BankNewport Names Julia Reinhardt Assistant Vice President & Branch...

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 8, 2020) - BankNewport is pleased to announce that Julia N. Reinhardt has been appointed to Assistant Vice President and Branch...

Susan Leach DeBlasio Receives Judge Florence K. Murray Award

Susan Leach DeBlasio, Senior Counsel at Adler Pollock & Sheehan, has received the prestigious Associate Justice Florence K. Murray Award from the Rhode Island...

The Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) has partnered with...

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Tuesday, PCHC completed a two-day effort to provide COVID-19 testing for the residents and staff of Crossroads RI. Over 125...

Rhode Island Quality Institute Names Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD,...

Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI as its next President...

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