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'NOISE ISSUES still exist for may home and business owners,' U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in announcing the money, which will help buy homes affected by noise from T.F. Green. /

RIAC gets $10M for noise abatement at Green

The R.I. Airport Corporation will receive $10 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds to continue its home-acquisition program in Warwick, U.S. Sen. Jack...

Housing starts rise in April as permits decline

WASHINGTON – U.S. housing starts unexpectedly rose last month while the number of building permits issued dropped to the lowest level in almost a...
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R.I. economy slips into idle in March, CCI shows

KINGSTON – “Like the nation’s, Rhode Island’s economy slowed during the first quarter,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said today in his...

R.I. condo sales rise 4.3% in 1Q

WARWICK – First-quarter condominium sales in the Ocean State rose to 390, an increase of 4.3 percent compared with the 374 sales in the...

Mass. foreclosure auctions quadruple in April

As the housing market in Massachusetts continued to weaken, foreclosure auctions rose 355 percent in April to the highest level in years, according to...
MAJOR AIRPORTS and metro areas facing unacceptable delays by 2025 if planned improvements do not occur, according to the FAA's FACT 2 report. /

FAA: Green will be ready for air traffic in 2025

WASHINGTON – T.F. Green Airport (PVD) will have sufficient capacity to handle its needs through at least 2025, if planned improvements are made, according...
THIS JELLYFISH is among the roughly 10,000 creatures who occupy the 5 million gallon aquarium at Atlantis. The resort is the largest private employer on New Providence Island. /

In search of the big catch

Third in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas.NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chris Lee and I got an early start yesterday....

Few banks tighten standards for prime loans

A “relatively small” number of U.S. lenders tightened their standards for prime mortgages in February, March and April, though a “considerable” number tightened their...
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EPA awards $1.6M for R.I. brownfields projects

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded 10 grants totaling $1.6 million to help assess, clean up and redevelop blighted commercial and...

World Bank report blasts Wolfowitz

WASHINGTON – World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz violated the terms of his contract when he arranged a raise for his companion, and the agency...
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