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The R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform has released a report outlining key findings and recommendations from period three of the Regulatory Reform Initiative to analyze all state-agency regulations and their impact on Rhode Island’s small businesses. more
Rhode Island saw exports fall 12.8 percent from a year earlier in January to $198.8 million, as continued weakness in developed economies as well as slowing in the developing world dampened demand for Ocean State shipments. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday awarded nearly $1.8 billion to improve and preserve public housing in all 50 states including Rhode Island, which received $12.6 million. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in March to a four-month low, indicating household spending may be slow to pick up from a weather-related setback earlier this year. more
Rhode Island’s January unemployment rate of 9.2 percent ranked as the highest unemployment rate in the country for the third month in a row, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose less than forecast in March, a sign the industry may take time to pick up after inclement weather damped activity earlier in the year. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue has collected $2.06 billion in general revenue during the fiscal year through February, including $172 million in last month alone, the agency reported Tuesday. The monthly report was released the same day as a Tax Foundation study ranking U.S. states according to their state and local sales tax rates was released. more
Rhode Island’s state debt per capita of $8,769 for fiscal year 2012 ranks third-highest in the United States, according to the Tax Foundation’s 2014 “Facts and Figures” report released Wednesday. The annual report compiles tax and collections data for each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and ranks each state on 39 different measures of tax and fiscal policy. more
Treasuries rose in the biggest weekly gain in almost two years as unrest in Ukraine drove investors to the safety of U.S. government debt. more
Employers added more workers than projected in February, indicating the U.S. economy is starting to bounce back from a weather-induced setback. The jobless rate unexpectedly climbed from a five-year low. more
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