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Lardaro: R.I. economy sinks in October after 4 stable months

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he didn't think Rhode Island's economy could possibly get worse – until it did. "Rhode...
BOB BURKE, owner of Pot au Feu Restaurant in Providence, submitted an essay into Barclays Bank's COVID-19 Essay Contest and is among the top 10 finalists for a $50,000 grand prize. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pot au Feu owner hopes contest essay can be a “lifeline”

PROVIDENCE – Pot au Feu Restaurant owner Bob Burke's heartfelt tribute to his employees for their response to COVID-19 has him in the running...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management will issue $1 million in grants to help indoor sports facilities that were forced closed earlier this month to recoup any financial losses incurred.

RIDEM to issue $1M in grants to indoor sports facilities forced...

PROVIDENCE – Indoor sports facilities that were forced to close for a week earlier this month will get some financial assistance, courtesy of the...
LT. GOV. DANIEL J. McKee sent a letter Monday to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and R.I. Commerce Corp. Secretary Stefan Pryor asking for immediate changes and increases to the Restore Rhode Island small-business grant program. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

McKee asking state officials to increase funding in Restore RI grant...

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee has sent a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and R.I. Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor Monday...
THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER will host the first two rounds of the 2025 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, the NCAA announced Wednesday. / COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

NCAA’s ‘March Madness’ to return to Providence in 2025

PROVIDENCE – The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Wednesday that its Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has selected Providence as one of the host...

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy could be moving past ‘absolute bottom,’ but relief...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he hopes that the state has moved past the "absolute bottom" of economy activity...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will implement a hiring freeze until further notice. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University implementing hiring freeze

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has instituted a hiring freeze until further notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. University Provost Richard M. Locke wrote...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON reported moderate economic growth in the first district. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Beige Book: First District economic activity expands at ‘moderate pace’

PROVIDENCE – Economic activity in the region continues to expand at a moderate pace, according to the April 2018 Beige Book, released by the...
CONSUMER SPENDING and business investment in equipment blunted the negative effects of a growing trade deficit and a drop in the value of inventory in the fourth quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. GDP grows below-forecast 2.6% on trade, inventory drags

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy expanded at a slower-than-projected pace in the fourth quarter on drags from trade and inventories, offsetting strength in consumer spending...

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