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The highest number of Labor Day travelers nationwide since 2008 are expected this weekend, according to AAA Northeast, which pointed to lower gasoline prices, higher disposable incomes and a stronger job market as reasons for the increase. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded in August at the slowest pace since May 2013 as anemic demand from emerging markets such as China translated into leaner factory order books. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation has completed an accelerated round of inspections of 230 bridges deemed structurally deficient by federal standards. more
Hasbro Inc. said it has completed the sale of its manufacturing locations in East Longmeadow, Mass., and Waterford, Ireland, to the Cartamundi Group, according to a news release. more
Gasoline prices are continuing to fall in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, dropping 9 cents and 6 cents, respectively, from last week, AAA Northeast said. more
Rhode Island is the 22nd best state for drivers, according to Bankrate.com, which noted its low fatal crash rate and below average gasoline expenses. more
Hasbro, the Pawtucket School Department and the city of Pawtucket are partnering with No Bully, a non-profit organization that trains schools how to stop bullying. more
Mature firms in Rhode Island experience above-average tax burdens, with six out of seven firm types experiencing among the third-highest burdens nationwide, according to a study by the Tax Foundation. more
Orders for capital goods increased in July by the most in more than a year, showing corporate spending was finding its footing prior to the turmoil in financial markets. more
The Warwick Fire Department has received $949,549 in federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, which will allow firefighters to complete specialized rescue training and gain technical expertise to help prepare them for emergencies such as potential building collapses or other industrial accidents. more
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