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Providence is the 12th most charming small city in the country, boosted by the Downcity area’s overall charm factor. more
Rhode Island has the fifth-highest tax rates in the nation, according to WalletHub’s latest study. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders held in March at a nine-month low as sales prospects waned, a sign the housing market may be struggling to accelerate as the spring- selling season approaches. more
When it comes to car repairs, Rhode Island is on the more affordable end, according to the RepairPal Institute, the research and data science division of RepairPal, an auto repair website. more
U.S. retail sales dropped in February and the prior month’s gain was revised to a decline, calling into question the narrative that bigger gains in consumer spending would propel economic growth at the start of 2016. more
Interior and exterior designs were released Monday for the First Light Resort & Casino, which will include three 15-story hotels, a 31,000-square-foot function room and a water park. more
Rhode Island ranked second for a 12.7 percent year-over-year increase in construction employment in January, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
An oil price rebound, paired with refinery slowdowns for seasonal maintenance, has led to an increase in gasoline prices nationally that has reached Rhode Island and Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
(Updated 12:52 p.m. and 1:21 p.m.) New England Institute of Technology and Rhode Island School of Design each were included on a list of the top 30 small colleges nationwide for Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception personality types by Degree Match, a website that helps individuals choose the right degree program. more
Payrolls rose in 30 states in January and unemployment rates fell in 28, a sign the U.S. labor market was resilient in early 2016. more
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