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In advance of a Feb. 25 vote in Revere, Mass., to approve or reject the $1.3 billion casino Mohegan Sun has proposed at the Suffolk Downs racecourse, the developer has spent $400,000 on a campaign promoting the project, the Boston Herald said Thursday. more
U.S. state revenue isn’t rising fast enough to keep up with the cost of funding pensions, health care and public works projects, underscoring financial strains that persist during the economic recovery, according to a report. more
Rhode Island ranked at the middle of the pack on the Allied Van Lines 2013 ranking of the U.S. states in terms of net inbound/outbound migration, calculated as the difference between inbound and outbound moves performed by Allied Van Lines over the year. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 39 and Massachusetts ranked No. 47 in a new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University evaluating each state’s fiscal condition based on four separate measures of a state’s solvency. more
Momentum in Rhode Island’s rate of economic growth continued a troublesome slowdown in November of 2013, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Consumer spending rose in November by the most in five months as Americans took advantage of store discounts during the year-end shopping season, giving the world’s largest economy a lift. more
Siemens AG, Europe’s biggest engineering company, agreed to supply turbines to the $2.6 billion Cape Wind project, the first offshore wind farm planned in the U.S. more
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent of The Washington Trust Co., posted record earnings of $36.2 million for 2013, an increase of 3.1 percent compared with $35.1 million of net income for 2012. 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
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