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JPMorgan Chase survey: Business leaders’ optimism hits record high

PROVIDENCE – Midsize business leaders are more optimistic than ever about their companies' futures, according to a new survey by JPMorgan Chase & Co....

R.I., Mass. gas prices hold steady

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained level week to week at $3.04 per gallon, 13 cents...

R.I. has 2nd-highest unemployment rate in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in June at 5.9%, having fallen from 6% in May, according to...

U.S. retail sales rose 0.6% in June, better than decline seen

Americans spent more last month on clothing, electronics and dining out as the economy opened up and pandemic-related restrictions were lifted. Retail sales rose a...

R.I. Office of Revenue Analysis: Film tax credit program rife with...

PROVIDENCE – Not only is the state losing money on its motion picture tax credit program, but a majority of the companies that get...

R.I. unemployment rate remains nearly level in June at 5.9%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s monthly unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points in June, to 5.9%, level with the United States unemployment rate that increased...

Providence set to approve $7M small-business program despite lack of details

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council is poised to give final approval Thursday night to a $7 million small-business relief program that still lacks...

U.S. unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence...

Citizens Bank R.I. leader highlights new donations to support post-pandemic recovery

PROVIDENCE – Out of the devastating depths of an economic and health crisis, Citizens Bank Rhode Island President Keith Kelly sees opportunity. Specifically, an opportunity...

Lardaro: May economic data suggests R.I. is in early stage of...

PROVIDENCE – Economic data from May suggests that Rhode Island has likely entered the early stages of a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according...

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