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I-195 commission to consider development on East Side, Jewelry District parcels

PROVIDENCE – The fate of three development parcels in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be determined Wednesday, including two on the East Side.Spencer...
THE DEADLINE to apply for PBN's inaugural 25 Over 55 program is July 3.

Deadline to apply for inaugural 25 Over Fifty-Five awards approaches

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has created a new recognition program, the 25 over Fifty-Five Awards, designed to identify and celebrate leaders in their...

SBDC to open satellite office in East Providence City Hall

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Small Business Development Center will have a satellite office at East Providence City Hall to host office hours for...
THE CONFERENCE BOARD consumer confidence index fell to 121.5 in June, the lowest level it has been since September 2017. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. consumer confidence falls to lowest since September 2017

NEW YORK – United States consumer confidence fell in June to the lowest level since September 2017 as Americans became less upbeat about the...
ROUGHLY 2.2 MILLION New England residents are anticipated to travel by car for the July 4 holiday weekend. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

AAA: 2.5M New Englanders to travel for July 4

PROVIDENCE – Roughly 2.5 million New England residents are expected to travel for Independence Day, according to AAA Northeast Tuesday.Overall in the United States,...
PERSONAL INCOME paid in Rhode Island grew at one of the slowest rates in the nation in the first quarter. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R.I. personal income increases at 1.7% annualized rate in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Personal income in Rhode Island increased at a seasonally-adjusted, annualized rate of 1.7% in the first quarter of 2019 over the fourth...
THE REMNANT of the defunct Toys R Us chain is set to return this holiday season by opening about a half dozen U.S. stores and an e-commerce site, according to people familiar with the matter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys R Us, back from the dead, will open U.S. stores...

NEW YORK – Maybe American kids will only have to live through one Christmas without Toys R Us.About a year after shuttering United States operations,...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 3.6% year over year in May, the highest growth rate in New England. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction-employment growth leads N.E. in May

PROVIDENCE – The year-over-year Rhode Island construction-employment growth rate in May was the highest in New England at 3.6%, according to the Associated General...
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate in May was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: R.I. unemployment rate second highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The 3.6% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in May was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to the...
LANE SHIFTS and lane splits are coming to I-95 near exit 18 this summer. The changes are expected to create additional traffic at peak times.

Summer lane shifts, lane splits coming to I-95 near ProvPort

PROVIDENCE – Another lane shift is coming to Interstate 95 in Providence, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Friday.A lane shift will be employed...
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