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It's unlikely the recent elimination of the sales and use tax on energy for commercial users will by itself lure business owners to Rhode Island, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says it could be a step toward improving the state's reputation for being … more
Block Island has one of the most expensive zip codes in the country, with the median home price at $1,146,042, according to Forbes.com. more
Consumer confidence steadied after declining for the previous three weeks as Americans’ views toward spending improved by the most in five months. more
Rhode Island ranked 31st among the 50 states for its 6.7 percent drop in exports during the first eight months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
“Frozen” merchandise is the most coveted toy for girls this holiday season, knocking Barbie from the No. 1 position for the first time, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. more
The Port of Davisville is continuing a pattern of growth in auto imports, having recently surpassed the 2014 vehicle total. more
Sometimes it just feels good to be bad. After years of recession-imposed restraint, American consumers have more cash in their pockets, and some of it is going to our favorite guilty pleasures. more
(Updated, 1:45 p.m., Nov. 14) The recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership has benefits for Rhode Island businesses and communities as it will eliminate all foreign import taxes on industrial and consumer goods, according to the U.S. Commercial Service. more
Hasbro Inc. was named “Best Corporate Citizen” in the consumer items industry in the country, according to the 10 Best Corporate Citizens List by Industry for 2015 by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. more
The average price of self-serve, unleaded gasoline is $2.38 in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, thanks to price jumps in each state of 8 and 12 cents, respectively, over the last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly cost survey. more
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