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Rhode Island ranked seventh among the states and the District of Columbia for having the highest amount of state and local debt per capita in the 2012 fiscal year at $11,362 per person, according to information from the Tax Foundation. more
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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza will announce on Monday that the city is joining the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four! energy efficiency campaign, and will ask residents to find four ways to conserve energy. more
Consumer sentiment declined in September to the lowest level in year as Americans anticipated a weaker economy in face of a global slowdown and turbulent financial markets. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. were little changed in August, restrained by lower fuel costs that signal inflation will remain weak. more
The 2 percent inflation target that the world’s most important central banks regard as the Goldilocks scenario for consumer prices - not too hot, not too cold - looks less and less likely to be achieved any time soon in many countries. more
Rhode Island has received a $5 million American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve worker training, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said it will help people get jobs and attract businesses to Rhode Island. more
“Minority and small businesses in the urban core have generally found it difficult to access commercial loans,” said Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association president. more
Consumer attitudes in the U.S. held steady last week as weaker perceptions about the buying climate offset more sanguine views of household balance sheets. more
Fewer Americans lined up last week to file for jobless benefits, highlighting the persistent strength of the labor market. more
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