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Gasoline prices rose 2 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, driven in part by the continued unrest in Iraq, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority instituted higher fares on Tuesday, raising daily and monthly costs for commuter rail passengers from Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. more
After three consecutive months of declines, the unemployment rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area climbed slightly in May to 8 percent nonseasonally adjusted, compared with 7.8 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Ten arts organizations in Rhode Island could receive as much as $30 million in grant funding if voters approve the state’s $35 million Creative and Cultural Economy bond this November. more
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record, after posting the longest streak of quarterly gains since 1998, as technology and consumer shares rallied while data showed China’s manufacturing expanded in June. more
U.S. stocks were little changed after the Standard & Poor’s 500 closed at a record Wednesday as the Federal Reserve promised to keep interest rates low amid signs of an economic recovery. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Tax Freedom Day in Rhode Island will fall on April 26, two days after National Tax Freedom Day, representing the day when taxpayers in the state have collectively earned enough money to pay their federal, state and local tax bill for the year. more
Revenue is nearly 3 percent ahead of what was projected on a fiscal year-to-date basis through March, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Gasoline prices climbed back up again in Rhode Island this week while the Massachusetts average remained unchanged from a week ago, reflecting volatility in national gas prices, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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