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BANK OF AMERICA analysts predicted that a real deal with China on tariffs and full access to China markets by U.S. firms could cause a S&P 500 rally of 5-10 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

BofA says a `real’ trade deal could vault S&P 500 to...

NEW YORK - With stocks rallying this year amid signs of nascent progress in China-United States trade talks, investors may be inclined to conclude...

U.S. consumer-sentiment rebound tops forecasts after shutdown

NEW YORK - United States consumer sentiment rebounded by more than forecast from a two-year low, suggesting recent weak retail sales will be a...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank has announced $2.85 million in principal forgiveness financing for major water system improvements in the Burrillville villages of Harrisville and Oakland, following the discovery of water contamination.

RIIB provides forgiveness financing in Burrillville following discovery of water contamination

BURRILLVILLE - The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced Friday it will provide $2.85 million in principal forgiveness financing for major water system improvements in the...
PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INC., which has 18 locations within Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., plans to close all of its U.S. stores after again filing for bankruptcy, according to a report Thursday by Reuters./BLOOMBERG PHOTO/SCOTT EELLS

Reuters: Payless ShoeSource to close all U.S. stores

PROVIDENCE — Payless ShoeSource Inc., a worldwide discount shoe retail chain, is planning to shutter all of its stores in the U.S. when the...
U.S. MANUFACTURING OUTPUT fell 0.9 percent after a downwardly revised 0.8 percent increase in the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly contracts in Jan.

NEW YORK - United States factory production unexpectedly contracted in January, shrinking the most in eight months on weakness in the automotive sector and...

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Business costs are rising but owners still confident in growth plans,...

Most Rhode Island businesses are doing well and have positive outlooks for themselves and the economy for 2019, though their confidence is not quite as high as in recent years, according to PBN’s Winter 2019 Business Survey. Though some responses were not as positive as in previous surveys, that shouldn’t be read too negatively, said Edward Mazze, a University of...

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Above, participants in the Cox Business Smart Business Tour explore Envision Technology Advisor’s Pawtucket headquarters and operations. While “the company-started-in-a-garage” story is a familiar trope,...

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Ride Along on the First-Ever Cox Business “Smart Technology. Smarter Businesses” Tour

Cox Business Northeast held the first-ever “Smart Technology. Smarter Businesses” tour on Thursday, September 6 in Rhode Island. Cox Business customers are ground-zero for...

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Dev Singh joins J.P. Morgan Private Bank, serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

Dev Singh has joined J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a Client Advisor, Vice President. Based at the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office, he focuses on...

Corvias Hires Chad Harrell to Lead Corvias Utilities Platform

East Greenwich, RI (February 5, 2019) — Corvias, a pioneer in sustainable, long-term partnership solutions, announced the hire of Chad Harrell as Partnership Innovator,...

Dr. Lindsay Thibeault Elected President of RI Veterinary Medical Association

The RI Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA) has elected Dr. Lindsay Thibeault as president to lead the 200-plus member organization focused on promoting animal welfare,...

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RIMI Promotes Two to Co-Executive Director

Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) is proud to announce the promotion of two of its employees. JoAnn Barbato and Siobhain Sullivan have been promoted...

Heather Prew, CPA, MST, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co.

Heather Prew, CPA, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co. (Warwick, Rhode Island) — January 31, 2019 — DiSanto, Priest & Co., a...

The Empowerment Factory honored with Award from RI Environmental Education Assn.

The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) has named The Empowerment Factory (TEF) as a recipient of its annual award for “Program of the...

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