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Direct state and local government spending in Rhode Island increased 1.1 percent between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011, less than the 1.7 percent increase nationally, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
The Industrial Trust Tower, Rhode Island’s tallest and perhaps most infamous building, headed a Gizmodo list of the top five “zombie towers” in mid-sized U.S. cities. more
A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the first back-to-back weekly decline since August for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over extending the nation’s debt limit to avoid a default. more
The owner of the vacant “Superman Building” at 111 Westminster St. is again calling for public support to help convert the downtown tower into apartments. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is taking over the Buy Local RI campaign and website that Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts’ office started with help from the Small Business Advocacy Council five years ago. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased in August to the highest level in three months, signaling progress in the labor market. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Tuesday published a report outlining specific ways the state can trim $200 million in non-essential spending to fund tax cuts in the fiscal year 2015 state budget. more
A Massachusetts developer wants to build two medical office buildings on the site of what is now the Urban League of Rhode Island headquarters in Upper South Providence. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Tuesday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, shows more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the second quarter of 2013 than was originally estimated. more
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