Updated February 27 at 4:27pm
Economic Activity
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The cost of a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline increased over the last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the fourth week in a row that fuel prices went up, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Paolino Properties has acquired the former Cherry & Webb department store building at 275 Westminster St. downtown, the Providence real estate firm announced Thursday. more
A new study by Arizona State University ranks Rhode Island 28th in the country for year-over-year job growth, based on an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In terms of specific industries, Rhode Island made its best showing for manufacturing-job growth. more
(Updated, 2:54 p.m.) Media General Inc. agreed to acquire Providence-based LIN Media LLC in a transaction valued at about $1.6 billion, adding local TV stations across the U.S. to get better negotiating leverage with advertisers and cable providers. more
Despite severe winter weather during the first months of 2014 that put pressure on New England business owners in several industries, the overall economic outlook remains cautiously optimistic, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island was one of three states that averaged an unemployment rate of greater than 9 percent in 2013, according to year-end figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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
A German company that specializes in pairing business travelers with luxury car and SUV rides expanded its service to the Providence area Tuesday. more
Rhode Island placed No. 10 in a study that ranked the 10 U.S. states with the highest percentage of top-rated 401(k) retirement plans. more
The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
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