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RHODE ISLAND's home price index increased 4.9% year over year in February. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO C. SOLIS

R.I. HPI grows 4.1% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The home price index for a single-family home in Rhode Island increased 4.9% year over year in February,  faster than the national...
RHODE ISLAND FEBRUARY cash collections totaled $180 million in February, a 5.6% increase year over year,

R.I. cash collections in Feb. mark 5.6% increase Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island cash collections totaled $180 million in February, a 5.6% increase year over year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on...
THE MEDIAN price of a single-family home sold in Bristol County, Mass., in February was $315,000. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO C. SOLIS

Single-family home prices reach $315K in Bristol County, Mass. in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The median price of a single-family home sold in Bristol County, Mass., in February was $315,000, a 7.9% increase year over year,...
CVS HEALTH announced plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

CVS plans to hire 50K, add benefits for employees during COVID-19...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. plans to hire 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees in the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
HONEYWELL PLANS TO make millions of N95 disposable respirators in its facility in Smithfield, which is expected to create roughly 500 new jobs.

Stepping Up: Honeywell to ramp up Smithfield production of disposable respirators

SMITHFIELD – Honeywell will ramp up production of N95 disposable respirators in its facility here to help support the need for critical safety equipment...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has activated the full National Guard in the state and has pushed back the state tax-filing deadline to July 15. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

R.I. has 54 cases of COVID-19; Raimondo activates full National Guard

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said the total number of identified COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 54 cases as of Friday...
THE MEDIAN price of a single-family home sold in Rhode Island in February was $274,900. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROGELIO C. SOLIS

Median home price in Feb. increased 10% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island was $274,900 in February, a 10% increase year over year, the Rhode...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday afternoon that the state had confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island since a briefing Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. identifies 11 new COVID-19 cases; Raimondo seeks businesses’ help

PROVIDENCE – In her daily briefing on the impact of the coronavirus, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Thursday that Rhode Island had found 11...

SUMR Brands logs $4.2M loss in 2019, touts turnaround efforts

WOONSOCKET – Summer Infant Inc., doing business as SUMR Brands, recorded a $4.2 million loss in 2019, a 2.4% improvement year over year, according...

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