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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Economic Activity

CURB APPEAL: A landscaper tidies up last month at a house for sale in Newton, Mass. /

Mass. home sales continue to slide

BOSTON – Single-family home sales in Massachusetts fell 0.64 percent in January through March compared with the same period in 2006, The Warren Group...

Washington Trust 1Q profit dips 1.6% to $6.0M

WESTERLY – Washington Trust Bancorp. Inc. (Nasdaq GM: WASH), parent of The Washington Trust Co., today posted a first-quarter profit of $6.0 million diluted...
SPi-DOG - an i-Dog music toy available in black, above, or classic Spidey red and blue - is among the Marvel-related merchandise. /

Hasbro nets $32.9M profit as 1Q sales surge 34%

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. today posted a first-quarter profit of $32.9 million or 19 cents per diluted share, compared with a loss of $4.9...
A MAP of the Capital Center district shows the proposed site for a new Blue Cross headquarters, behind the former American Express building near Waterplace Park. /

Blue Cross HQ plans criticized

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island says it plans to build a new headquarters in downtown Providence, on Parcel 2 of Capital...
FORECLOSURES of homes such as this one in Plano, Texas, are on the rise nationwide. The subprime market's implosion is affecting Rhode Islanders as well. /

Subprime mess hits homeowners in R.I.

Philip Campbell, director of marketing and information at Rhode Island Housing, says he stresses one thing with home loans: education. “They better understand the...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT plans on display at The Grant in Pawtucket during the April 14 historic preservation conference. /

Can historic development be green too?

Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, says there are about 20,000 buildings in the state that...
T.F. GREEN's rapid growth in recent years has  boosted employment not only at the airport, but also across the region, says a new report commissioned by the R.I. Airport Corporation. /

Study credits Green with $1.96B impact

Amid continuing discussions about T.F. Green Airport’s proposed expansion, the board that oversees the facility has released a report that attributes $1.96 billion in...
RISD'S Fleet Library, carved out of the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust banking hall, has won an architectural award. /

RISD library earns AIA, ALA kudos<br> for historic preservation

Efforts made to preserve the historic architecture of Rhode Island School of Design’s year-old Fleet Library, which was carved out of a former banking...
ANALYST TREVOR HOUSER tells ?Rise of the New Asian Giants? attendees that even with China?s advantages, it still lacks the know-how to add the most value to products. /

Conference evaluates the prospects of Asian giants

In the year 2040, Bryant University and Brown University students now studying economics and trade will be in their early to mid-50s. And they...

CVS sued for allegedly tossing records in trash

CVS/Caremark Corp., the second-largest U.S. drugstore chain, has been sued by the Texas attorney general for allegedly dumping thousands of prescription records and credit...
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