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THE RHODE ISLAND home price index increased 5.6 percent year over year in October, 0.2 percentage points higher than the national average. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DERICK E. HINGLE

R.I. HPI increases 5.6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island home price index increased 5.6 percent year over year in October, tied for the second highest HPI growth rate...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has awarded May Mobility a contract to provide autonomous vehicle shuttle service between Olneyville and Downtown Providence. Above, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT awards autonomous vehicle service contract to Mich.-based company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to May Mobility Inc. to provide a limited and controlled automated vehicle service...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin and eight other attorneys general have won a case in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Justice, stopping a rule that would prevent "sanctuary cities" from receiving the Byrne JAG grant, a federal law enforcement funding program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Kilmartin and others beat DOJ over rule blocking ‘sanctuary city’ law-enforcement...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and six other state attorneys general, as well as the District Attorney for New York City,...
MARIOTT IS INVESTIGATING a hack that may affect 500 million guests. Part of the hack includes the potential theft of 327 million guests' data, including passport numbers, emails and mailing addresses, as well as credit card numbers and expiration dates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T FALLON

Marriott hit by Starwood hack that ranks among biggest ever

NEW YORK - Marriott International Inc. said it’s investigating a hack of the guest reservation database at its Starwood unit that may be one...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area increased 4 percent year over year in October to 25,700 workers, an addition of 1,000 construction jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment up 4% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 197 for year-over-year construction-employment growth rate in October, growing 4 percent to 25,700 workers, or...
SAINT ELIZABETH Community received a $400,000 Department of Justice grant to increase and strengthen training about abuse against older individuals.

St. Elizabeth Community receives $400K federal grant for anti-elder-abuse training

WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant to Saint Elizabeth Community, to increase and strengthen training about abuse...
AS IS OFTEN THE CASE, the Newport Folk Festival, staged at Fort Adams in Newport, sold out within hours of tickets being made available. The event is schedule for July 26-28. / COURTESY NEWPORT FESTIVALS FOUNDATION

Newport Folk Festival tickets sell out within hours

NEWPORT – Tickets for the Newport Folk Festival, scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 26-28, 2019, at Fort Adams State Park...
PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, declined 0.9 percentage points year over year to 3.1 percent in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.1% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.1 percent in October, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.9 percentage point decline year over...
THE COMMERCIAL TOWER tower at 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence has been sold to Radix Equity. The sale price was not immediately available. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

One Citizens Plaza building sold to Radix Equity

PROVIDENCE – The building located at One Citizens Plaza, which serves as the headquarters for Citizens Financial Group Inc. as well as office space...
ISO NEW ENGLAND expects the New England grid to have enough resources to handle energy and fuel demands in the coming winter. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England expects to have adequate energy and fuel resources...

PROVIDENCE – ISO New England, operator of the New England electricity grid, said Wednesday that it expects to have enough resources to meet consumer...
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