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THE FEDERAL RESERVE Beige Book reported moderate economic growth in New England in March and early April. / COURTESY FEDERAL RESERVE

Federal Reserve: N.E. economy grows moderately in March, early April

PROVIDENCE – The New England economy experienced moderate growth in March and early April, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book released Wednesday, but...
THERE ARE 25 approved Opportunity Zones in Rhode Island, including Downtown Providence and much of the city's waterfront.. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP./GOOGLE INC.

Opportunity Zone rules aim to draw capital to distressed areas

NEW YORK – It will be easier to invest in businesses and real estate in low-income communities throughout the United States now that the...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 23 on the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. ranks in middle of the pack in Bloomberg Innovation Index

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 23 on the Bloomberg 2019 U.S. Innovation Index released this week. The organization said that Rhode Island had...
THE MASS. DPU has approved the power purchase agreements between the Vineyard Wind project and electric distributors in Massachusetts. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Mass. DPU approves Vineyard Wind PPA

PROVIDENCE – The Mass. Department of Public Utilities approved both purchase price agreements between distribution companies and Vineyard Wind LLC Tuesday, taking the state...
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE for Early Education Research's annual report, "The State of Preschool," found mixed results for the state of Rhode Island.

Report: R.I. a leader in quality pre-K, but access still too...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has boosted spending and enrolled more children in prekindergarten, but access to public preschool programs remains low in the Ocean...
Stone Lea, an estate in Narragansett designed by the famed architects McKim, Mead & White, has sold for $4.5 million./COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE

Narragansett estate designed by McKim, Mead & White sold for $4.5M

NARRAGANSETT – An oceanfront estate home designed by the New York architects McKim, Mead & White has sold for $4.5 million, according to property...
THE U.S. NAVY'S Columbia-Class Submarine project will be audited by the Pentagon’s inspector general on how well the Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering system. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Navy’s $128B nuclear sub project faces watchdog’s review

NEW YORK – The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to audit how well the U.S. Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering...
THE U.S.TRADE deficit in goods and services declined to $49.4 billion in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. trade gap narrows to eight-month low on plane exports

NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed to an eight-month low in February on a surge in civilian aircraft exports,...
THE JOSEPH Spaulding House in Pawtucket sold earlier this month for its asking price of $199,000. The home is under permanent protection thanks to an easement held by Preserve Rhode Island. / COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Sale of Spaulding House in Pawtucket includes easement protection

PAWTUCKET - A landmarked Pawtucket house is under permanent protection thanks to an easement held by Preserve Rhode Island.A historic preservation easement was secured...
TH PROPERTY AT 4 Talia Court was sold for $2 million. / COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE

Narragansett home sells for $2M

NARRAGANSETT – The property at 4 Talia Court has sold for $2 million, according to Lila Delman Real Estate Monday.The 5,376-square-foot, five-bedroom home has...
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