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Education spending fueled the Ocean State’s total direct general expenditures in 2012, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare.” more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped in December to 6.8 percent, the lowest rate for the state since March 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training has reported. more
(Updated 4:20 p.m.) The stopover here for the Volvo Ocean Race has impressed a race executive who says he would like to see a repeat visit during the next race in 2017-18. more
Rhode Island homeowners pay 8 percent more for homeowner’s insurance after making a claim, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report, a figure that is below the national average of 9 percent. more
A company that has proposed to develop a 1.25-acre site on the former Interstate 195 land for student apartments has asked for more time to complete its review of the property and obtain a tax incentive agreement through the city. 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
Rhode Island again ranked 20th among the 50 states in export growth for the first eight months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales compared with the prior-year period, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Cash sales made up 28.8 percent of total home sales in Rhode Island in November, a year-over-year drop of 15.28 percent, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Gas prices rose 4 cents from last week in Rhode Island, but remained the same in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
Gilbane Building Co. has been awarded the construction manager at-risk contract for the new Veterans Home in Bristol. more
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