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Back-to-school time in Massachusetts isn’t just celebrated by stir-crazy parents. It’s also a chance to shop sales tax free -- or at least it was, until the state decided not to reinstate its sales-tax holiday this August for the first time since 2009 due to slowing state revenue. more
(Updated 9:36 a.m. with corrected information) Providence legislators on Wednesday denounced a proposed natural gas liquefaction facility project in the capital city, calling on federal regulators to reject enabling permits and for city lawmakers to withhold subsidies. more
Foreclosure petitions increased again in Massachusetts in June, rising 13.1 percent compared with June 2015, The Warren Group said this week. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was among 228 out of 358 metro areas nationwide that experienced construction-employment growth over the year in June. more
Growth at U.S. service providers cooled in July after reaching a seven-month high, consistent with more measured progress in the economy. more
Public officials and members of the business community on Tuesday broke ground on a new $22 million cement terminal facility at Port of Providence. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 5.3 percent over the year in June, according to Corelogic. more
Consumer purchases climbed a bit more than anticipated in June, exceeding a gain in incomes that prompted American households to tap into savings. more
Gasoline prices fell 1 cent in Rhode Island and 6 cents in Massachusetts this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
McDonald’s Corp. is removing artificial preservatives from Chicken McNuggets, its most popular menu item, in a bid to attract consumers looking for healthier, less processed food. more
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