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Ocean State Theatre Company has announced its fourth season, which will open with the macabre musical comedy, The Addams Family. more
Housing starts slumped in February by the most in four years as bad winter weather in parts of the U.S. prevented builders from initiating new projects. more
Rhode Island again ranked among the top five states with the highest percentage of mortgaged properties in negative equity in the fourth quarter at 15.8 percent, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $37.12 per hour in December, 19 percent higher than the national average of $31.32 per hour, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Gasoline prices dropped a penny in Rhode Island, and fell 4 cents in Massachusetts over the past week, ending a five week streak of rising gas prices, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell in March to an eight-month low as prospective buyers were in little rush to shop for properties ahead of the busier spring selling season. more
Factory production in the U.S. declined in February for a third consecutive month, signaling cutbacks in manufacturing will hold back economic growth this quarter. more
January’s economic momentum sagged – an inauspicious start to 2015, Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island, said Monday. more
A key component of the "eds and meds" piece of the Rhode Island economy are the state's hospitals. And according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, in 2013 they accounted for roughly 14 percent of the Ocean State's nearly $50 billion in … 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
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