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Providence 10th best ‘weed city’ in the nation, study finds

PROVIDENCE – The capital city is ranked 10th best in the nation for marijuana enthusiasts in a report by Real Estate Witch.  The Missouri-based real...

Providence City Council passes ordinance tightening ‘8% law’ tax breaks

PROVIDENCE – The City Council approved a new ordinance that will govern the use of a state low-income housing incentive known as the "8%...

Casey chosen to lead Citizens Financial Group’s wealth business

PROVIDENCE – Paul Casey will join Citizens Financial Group Inc. as its new head of wealth management, effective July 9, the company announced. In this...

R.I. Life Sciences Hub to hold inaugural summit

PROVIDENCE – As the Ocean State looks to establish itself as a stronger force in the regional biotechnology sphere, the recently formed R.I. Life...

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbs above 7% to highest level...

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Prospective homebuyers are facing higher costs to finance a home with the average long-term U.S. mortgage rate moving above 7%...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

R.I. unemployment rises again, to 4% in March

CRANSTON – March's 4% state unemployment rate marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...
Jason Albuquerque

Cyber Sessions: Train your staff to fight

(Editor’s note: This is the 21st installment of a monthly column on the growing number of cyberthreats facing businesses of all sizes and what...

Williams resigns as president of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro...

PAWTUCKET – Cynthia Williams, president of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro Gaming, will step down, Hasbro Inc. has announced. Williams will resign from both...
CITIZENS FINANCIAL Group Inc. saw its profit decrease 34.6% in the first quarter of 2024 compared with a same period a year ago. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Citizens Financial Group’s profit drops 34.6% in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. Wednesday posted a net income of $334 million in the first quarter of 2024, a decline of 34.6%...

Vacant Rubius property generating interest after 1 year on market

SMITHFIELD – Despite remaining vacant one year after its purchase by Boston-based The Davis Cos., the former Rubius Therapeutics facility in Smithfield has attracted...
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