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State hotel tax collections showed “solid growth” during the first five months of the fiscal year, and “positive growth” year over year, state Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly said. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose to the highest level since 2001 as employers faced improving demand for their goods and services. more
Rhode Island’s economy grew at a slower rate than that of the United States in 2013, despite an improving employment picture, according to a small business profile that the Office of Advocacy within the U.S. Small Business Administration released recently for all 50 states. more
Gasoline prices jumped 11 cents from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a change AAA Northeast blamed on the increase in the cost of crude oil. more
Rhode Island woke up on New Year’s Day 2015 with a groaning hangover from years of wallowing in bad economic news. Standing by the bedside was an energetic, dark-haired woman holding a spoon and big, old-fashioned medicine bottle. How bad would it taste? more
In recent months two international airline carriers have announced plans to come to Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport. Together they’ll provide a marginal but much-needed boost to annual passenger traffic at Rhode Island’s flagship airport. more
When a life-threatening illness forced Lisa J. Raiola to depend increasingly on food delivered to her house by friends and family, she saw a business opportunity to pursue once she recovered. more
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Brookline Bancorp Inc. posted profit of $44.9 million for 2014, an increase of 20.8 percent on the 2013 results. Total interest and noninterest income increased 7.5 percent to $236.6 million. The bank attributed the increase to loan growth and improvements in its asset quality. more
A development company that specializes in historical renovations has purchased the sprawling Pontiac Mills property and plans a $35 million conversion to apartments and commercial space. more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
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