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EPA allowing summer sales of higher ethanol gasoline blend, citing global...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency cleared the way Friday for a higher blend of ethanol to be sold nationwide for the...

Providence 10th best ‘weed city’ in the nation, study finds

PROVIDENCE – The capital city is ranked 10th best in the nation for marijuana enthusiasts in a report by Real Estate Witch.  The Missouri-based real...

2024 WaterFire season slated to begin May 11

PROVIDENCE – The upcoming WaterFire season will include six full lightings starting on June 1 and two partial lightings. The next WaterFire event, an annual...

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbs above 7% to highest level...

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Prospective homebuyers are facing higher costs to finance a home with the average long-term U.S. mortgage rate moving above 7%...

S&P upgrades RITBA’s toll revenue bond rating

PROVIDENCE – The S&P Global Ratings agency upgraded the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority's toll revenue bond rating from “A” to “A+." Citing “improved metrics,”...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

R.I. unemployment rises again, to 4% in March

CRANSTON – March's 4% state unemployment rate marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...

RIDOT to open third westbound lane on Washington Bridge April 19

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation plans to open a third travel lane on the westbound side of the Washington Bridge on April...
CITIZENS FINANCIAL Group Inc. saw its profit decrease 34.6% in the first quarter of 2024 compared with a same period a year ago. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Citizens Financial Group’s profit drops 34.6% in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. Wednesday posted a net income of $334 million in the first quarter of 2024, a decline of 34.6%...

Median home sale prices in Bristol County, Mass., up 14.3% in...

PROVIDENCE – The median price of single-family homes sold in Bristol County, Mass., rose to $480,000 in March, a 14.3% jump over the same...
KRISTIN URBACH has left the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce as its executive director to lead the Connecticut Wind Collaborative. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Urbach departs N.K. Chamber to lead Connecticut Wind Collaborative

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After leading the local Chamber of Commerce for nearly a decade as its executive director and spearheading multiple workforce development initiatives...
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