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Blazing a trail for entrepreneurs

Michelle Davidson opened Trinity Mortgage Solutions in 2005 on Colfax Street in Providence with four employees and the goal of serving minorities in the...

U.S. industrial output stalls in May

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production held steady in May at 112.7 percent of its 2002 average, after edging up a revised 0.4 percent in...

R.I. to receive $10.9M in federal housing aid

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island is slated to receive $10.88 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to U.S. Sen. Jack...

Consumer sentiment index falls in June

Optimism among U.S. consumers waned this month as interest rates rose, homes lost value and gasoline prices hovered at or above $3 per gallon,...

Consumer prices surge 0.7% in May

WASHINGTON – The seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) last month rose 0.7 percent, its fastest rate in nearly two...

Books on the Square under new ownership

PROVIDENCE – Books on the Square, an independent bookstore in Wayland Square that voluntarily entered receivership about two years ago, has been acquired by...
EMPLOYMENT at businesses in Rhode Island reached another record high in May,  when non-farm payrolls in the state totalled 489,000 jobs, the DLT reported today. /

R.I. hits record job count in May<br> in spite of slow...

CRANSTON – The job count in Rhode Island once again has hit a record: 498,000 payroll jobs, an increase of 200 from April, with...

DEM sets workshops on septic-system rules

PROVIDENCE – Possible changes in the state’s guidelines for the siting and design of septic systems and related administrative and procedural issues will be...

More than 50 acts slated for Sound Session ’07

PROVIDENCE – Donald W. “Don” King, executive artistic director of the Providence Black Repertory Company, was joined today by Mayor David N. Cicilline in...

Energy costs boost producer prices in May

WASHINGTON – The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods (a measure of wholesale prices) rose a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent in May, fueled by...
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