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SUMMER INFANT, doing business as SUMR Brands, reported a $4.3 million loss in 2018. Above, an upcoming product from its Born Free brand. / COURESY SUMR BRANDS

Summer Infant reports $4.3M loss in 2018

WOONSOCKET – Summer Infant Inc., doing business as SUMR Brands Inc., reported a loss of $4.3 million in 2018, or 23 cents per diluted...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined to 216,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims decline to four-week low following shutdown

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell by more than expected to a four-week low, a sign the labor market is regaining...

I-195 Commission seeks development proposals for East Side Parcel 6

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is trying to stir more interest in a nearly 1.5-acre parcel of developable land in Providence, with...

Five Questions With: Adam Thayer

Adam Thayer is an attorney with Sayer, Regan & Thayer LLP, of Newport, who specializes in real estate law. He spoke to the Providence...

Barrington colonial sells for $1.2M, third sale over $1M in town...

BARRINGTON – The million-dollar sales continue in Barrington, one of Rhode Island’s most sought-after real estate towns.Residential Properties Ltd. announced the $1.2 million sale...

Massachusetts enacts short-term rental tax

BOSTON – Property owners in Massachusetts, take note. The Bay State has a new law that applies state and local taxes to short-term rentals,...

WSJ: Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate down

NEW YORK – Purchases by Chinese companies and investors of U.S. buildings and properties worth $2.5 million or more declined in the fourth quarter,...
The manufacturing site at 373 Market St. in Warren has sold for $4.25 million./COURTESY CBRE GROUP INC.

Two industrial properties sold in Warren, Jade Plastics to relocate, expand

WARREN – Two industrial properties in Warren have been sold for a combined $8.6 million, CBRE Group Inc. announced Wednesday.The largest property, at 373...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has released a 2019 budget proposal that includes raising fees at state beaches and camping sites. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM proposes to raise fees to fund budget increase

PROVIDENCE – The proposed price hikes for state beaches and camping fees was released Wednesday by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, coinciding with...
EMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE and Kent Counties increased 0.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, from the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Employment in Providence County increased 0.7% in 2018 Q3

PROVIDENCE - Employment in Providence County increased 0.7 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2018 to 290,300 jobs, according to the...
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