Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Report: Too soon to tell if RIDOT downtown transit plan violates...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights says it is too early determine whether the state’s downtown transit proposal violates...

R.I. continuing unemployment claims edge upward

PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island increased by 729 week to week to 69,759, the R.I. Department...
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 2.1% year over year in March. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Northeast CPI rises 2.1% Y/Y in March, slower than national price...

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast increased 2.1% year over year in March, slower than the national rate of 2.6% in...

SBA: $900M in PPP loans for nearly 13K R.I. recipients

PROVIDENCE – Demand for forgivable payroll loans among Rhode Island businesses continued to slow, with half the amount of funds approved for new applicants...

McKee unveils small-business-relief grant program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday announced the details of a program designed to aid struggling small businesses by providing those that...

R.I. gas prices tick down 1 cent

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent week to week to $2.77 per gallon, 9...

M&G Trucking: PPP tax ‘could be devastating for us’

PROVIDENCE – Melody Majkut went from a feeling of relief when her business received a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan to shock after she...

R.I. unemployment claims continue slow decline

PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island declined by 1,264 week to week to 69,030, the R.I. Department...

Elorza announces fee waivers, programs to ease small-business burden on outdoor...

PROVIDENCE – The city is re-upping policies and programs designed to make it easier and cheaper for local restaurants and retailers to hold COVID-19-friendly...
JOHN H. CHAFEE Center for International Business Director Mark S. Murphy will oversee the 2021 Virtual World Trade Day, themed 'The Future of Global Trade: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities', on May 26. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Virtual World Trade Day to discuss future, challenges, opportunities of global...

SMITHFIELD – Trade relationships between the United States and China and how they will operate under the Biden administration, resetting trade relations between the U.S....

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