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Key inflation gauge jumped 6.6% in March, most since 1982

WASHINGTON (AP) – An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.6% in March compared with a year ago, the highest 12-month...
NEW LIFE? After sitting vacant for nine years, Providence’s “Superman” building would be revived for residential and other uses under a $220 million plan that still needs some city ­approvals. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Do you support the $220 million, mixed-use ‘Superman’ building renovation plan?

After six months of negotiations, state leaders on April 12 unveiled a $220 million plan to turn Providence’s iconic “Superman” building into apartments, office,...
NEW LIFE? After sitting vacant for nine years, Providence’s “Superman” building would be revived for residential and other uses under a $220 million plan that still needs some city ­approvals. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Saving ‘Superman’ part of bold post-COVID vision

It was a scene reminiscent of a 2003 gathering in the governor’s office that was then occupied by Republican Donald L. Carcieri. At that...

Hopeful signs for tourism

As we leave another COVID winter behind, some hopeful signs for tourism are emerging along with the crocuses. R.I. Commerce Corp. recently approved spending $3.4...

Small businesses face tax headaches on top of pandemic woes 

NEW YORK (AP) – Small businesses that have been buffeted by the pandemic, inflation and shipping woes have another challenge to add to their...
BROKEN LINKS: Cleverhood LLC owner Susan Mocarski can’t meet the growing demand for rain capes her company designs because of the months it now takes for some overseas orders 
to be filled. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pervasive supply chain woes could boost local manufacturing

Companies doing business overseas have long understood the importance of a dependable supply chain. But for everyone else, this holiday shopping season has provided...

McKee, GA leaders to discuss his call for $100M in pandemic...

EAST GREENWICH - Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he will be meeting with House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio...
HIT THE BRAKES: Rush-hour traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. A growing number of governors in the Northeast have expressed concerns about the Transportation and Climate Initiative causing gas prices to rise. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo support the initiative. / AP FILE PHOTO/JACQUELINE LARMA

R.I. gas prices tick down 1 cent

PROVIDENCE - The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island dropped 1 cent, to $3.03 per gallon, 12 cents lower than...

McKee: Legal marijuana a ‘small-business opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he sees the legalization of recreational marijuana as a "small-business opportunity," and he is signaling that his...

Leadership in a Time of Crisis: AAA Northeast

Over the last few months, AAA Northeast has focused on pivoting the way we do business in order to continue to do what we’ve...
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