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A study conducted by the Tax Foundation found that Rhode Island collected $966 in state and local income tax collections per person in 2011, ranking the state No. 17 in the country for highest per-capita combined collections. more
The R.I. Board of Education endorsed legislation Monday night that would authorize leasing terms for redevelopment of the South Street Power Station into an academic and nursing-school complex, paving the way for what Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee called a “meds and eds” project that is “a natural for us.” more
Gas prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, ending five consecutive weeks of climbing or unchanged gasoline prices in the two states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work, followed by Providence County. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose slightly in April to 125.1 from 124.9 in March, ending two months of declines in the state’s economic indicator index. more
In May, 1.8 percent of all residential mortgages in Rhode Island were in some stage of the foreclosure process, compared with 2.4 percent in May 2013, according to a report released Tuesday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
U.S. stocks fell from records, led by declines among small companies, as investors weighed valuations and speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than expected. more
Exports from Rhode Island rose 15.6 percent in May compared with a year earlier, climbing to $190.4 million from $164.7 million in May 2013, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Monday. more
Business activity appears to be improving in New England, with retail and manufacturing companies throughout the region reporting increases in revenue or year-over-year sales and commercial and real estate markets largely unchanged from the last report, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Sept. 3. more
Job openings held close to a more than a 13-year high in July as employers remained confident about the outlook for demand in the world’s biggest economy. more
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