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Despite ending fiscal 2016 with a $10.3 million budgetary surplus, long-term obligations continue to paint a dreary financial picture in Providence. more
Cash collections increased 2.2 percent over the year in November to $244.4 million, led by a 115.5 percent jump in departmental receipts, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area and Rhode Island increased in December compared with December 2014, while mortgage delinquency rates fell during the same time frame, according to CoreLogic. more
Citizens Financial Group Inc. is eighth worst when it comes to consumer complaints, according to ”The Worst (and Best) Banks of 2016 from LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance. more
During the centennial celebration of the Eastern States Exposition, Rhode Island Day will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, and feature attractions and activities from the Ocean State. more
The IYRS School of Technology & Trades is preparing a significant expansion of its programming and campus in Newport, including adding a 20,000-square-foot facility to house its School of Composites Technology and School of Marine Systems. more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
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