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Steel prices burden local manufacturers

Rising steel and scrap steel prices have halted expansion projects for at least six Rhode Island manufacturers, and are predicted to impact...

Fixer-uppers seen as good investment – for some

In Rhode Island’s restrictive real estate market, where the average price of a single-family home costs $230,000, Kerri McNaughton and her fiancé...

Low-income home loan limits break $300k

Skyrocketing Rhode Island home prices have pushed up the purchase price limits for Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation’s low interest...
Meridian Custom Homes of Providence pledges a24-week time period on the construction of a home.

Custom-built homes add personal touch

Meridian Custom Homes Owners: Rod and Alex Mitchell Type of Business: custom home and subdivision development and building Location: One Richmond Square, Providence Employees: 12 in-office;...

Law degrees can spawn non-lawyer jobs

More corporations are viewing law degrees as the “alternative MBA,” according to one local university official – a degree that provides different...
Joanne Hoffman is Moses Brown's first female head of school in theschool's 220-year history.

Education Vision

Moses Brown Head of School cherishes past, evaluates future Joanne Hoffman Position: Head of School at Moses Brown School Background: Hoffman has been head of school...

Fleet study: housing costs a deterrent to business

The rising cost of housing in Rhode Island will slowly choke the local business community and place a burden on employers to...
A worker wires a device at Electro Standards Laboratory,based in Cranston.

State center helps firms gain federal contracts, jobs

Through the Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center, a cooperative agreement between the state and Department of Defense, one Cranston manufacturer ...

City trying to head off BCBS move

Providence has assembled a team of city officials to persuade Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to keep its offices...

Survey: U.S. first-quarter growth at 4.5%

The Feb. 20 fire was sparked by pyrotechnics that ignited flammable foam used as soundproofing on the club's walls. Within minutes, the one-story building...
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