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Personal income for the nation climbed 1 percent on average in the first quarter, the same pace as the fourth quarter, and rose in all states, including Rhode Island, except for Wyoming and North Dakota, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
Rhode Island ranked 35th in the nation for an 8.9 percent decline in exports through the first 10 months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Rhode Island ranks among the bottom 10 states for tax friendliness, coming in sixth-worst, according to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. more
Businesses in New England’s First District have a generally positive outlook, as they continue to report rising revenue, and they expect that to persist, according to the Beige Book, the Federal Reserve’s report on economic data, released Wednesday. more
Hotel tax collections jumped nearly 25 percent in July when compared with July 2014, the state Department of Revenue reported Friday. more
Home prices in the Providence metro area improved 4.2 percent in July on a year-over-year basis, according to Black Knight Financial Services, placing the region’s urban core 28th among the nation’s 40 largest metro areas for home price improvement. more
With 1,906 single-family home sales in the first quarter, a 15 percent increase compared with the same period last year, Rhode Island experienced its busiest first quarter since 1986, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island ranks 41st – or 11th worst – in the nation for its economy, according to WalletHub. more
When turbines start spinning at the first U.S. offshore wind farm near Rhode Island later this year, some energy developers will already be eyeing a bigger prize. more
The first 2016 WaterFire lighting will be held May 21, the nonprofit announced during a press conference Monday afternoon. more
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