Economic Activity

Developer and ex-JWU dean<br> join forces in new venture

A former Johnson & Wales University dean and a local real estate developer have joined forces to open a new restaurant in a high-profile...
THE DURKIN COTTAGES in Narragansett range from tiny beach cottages to elegant homes with as many as nine bedrooms that rent for $2,400 to $9,000 per week. /

Internet broadens appeal of South County ‘cottages’

James P. Durkin was an Irish immigrant raising a young family in Pawtucket in 1947 when he bought a couple of duplexes with outdoor...

Newport Grand plan dead after Assembly inaction

The plan redefined the “grand” in the name: The Procaccianti Group, already involved in such high-profile projects as The Residences at The Westin, was...
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Cicilline set to cut jobs, hike taxes

Blasting the General Assembly for passing a state budget that put Providence’s own budget in a deep hole, Mayor David N. Cicilline last week...

Success poses challenges for R.I. farmers’ markets

Farm Fresh Rhode Island already has 25 farmers’ markets on its roster, but it keeps getting more requests from people who want to be...
THE HUB Bike Culture owners Jack Madden, left, and Jesse Bushnell, say their East Side bicycle shop can provide a more personal touch than the big-box stores because of their own knowledge and experience. /

A bike shop for serious cyclists

The HUB Bike Culture owners Jesse Bushnell and Jack Madden say their plan was always to make bicycles the main attraction at their East...

Subsidy cuts will raise student loan costs, banks say

Middle-income American families will pay more for college if lawmakers cut federal subsidies to lenders, limiting children’s chances for education, student-loan companies said last...

A creative way to attract buyers in a slow market

Mark Reo says he’s in the business of creative problem-solving in a problematic market. The founder and president of Cranston-based Reo Properties came up...

Audit: Pentagon’s largest building project is a mess

The U.S. Defense Department’s largest single-facility construction project – a building in Germany – is plagued by rising costs and substandard work, congressional auditors...

Steel pipe makers object to imports from China

Twelve producers of steel tubes used in fencing have filed a new trade complaint against Chinese imports, saying they are unfairly subsidized by the...

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