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After announcing, then dropping a statewide tourism slogan, the R.I. Commerce Corp. picked up where it left off, moving forward Monday with a campaign to better define and promote the state to potential visitors. more
Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
Self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline is averaging $2.16 per gallon in Rhode Island, unchanged from last week, while the average price rose 4 cents to $2.13 in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 20th among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the nation for its year-over-year home price increase of 4.6 percent in February, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Purchases of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in March for a third month, reflecting the weakest pace of demand in the West since July 2014. more
Sales of single-family homes continued to pick up in March, growing by 23.2 percent over the previous year, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Median sale prices rose 11.6 percent to $230,000. more
Revenue was $25.3 million more, or 1.1 percent higher, than what was expected through the first nine months of the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Friday. more
Seven finalists have been selected in the 2016 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and their proposed businesses address problems in biotechnology, consumer, health care, information technology and the manufacturing industries. more
Cash sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area fell 9.1 percentage points over the year to 22.8 percent of total home sales in January, CoreLogic reported Friday. more
Sears Holdings Corp., the struggling retailer run by hedge fund investor Eddie Lampert, will shut almost 80 stores as part of a push to make the company profitable again. more
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