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Stefan Pryor moved quickly through what he called the challenges and promise of Rhode Island's economy before an attentive breakfast audience of Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce members last month. They'd heard much of it before, but not … more
While correlation does not mean causation, sometimes it's not coincidence that two things happen. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures on Rhode Island's labor force reveal that the number of Rhode Islanders who are either working or … more
The R.I. Convention Center Authority’s three facilities generated more than $717.6 million for the local economy over a five-year period, according to an economic impact study released Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked 31st on a list of states with the most high earners, while Connecticut topped the list and Mississippi placed last. more
There was a 10 percent increase in the number of residential foreclosure deeds filed in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to a report from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which studied residential foreclosures in each of the state’s 39 cities and towns. more
Most taxpayers have already filed their tax returns in advance of the April 15 tax deadline, but the Internal Revenue Service is reminding those who haven’t that there are alternatives available if they cannot file their returns or pay their taxes on time. more
Cash sales comprised 32.5 percent of total home sales in Rhode Island in January, a decrease from 34.6 percent reported during the prior year period, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Consumer confidence increased last week to an almost eight-year high as Americans viewed the U.S. economy in a more favorable light and said it was better time to spend. more
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will close approximately 200 of its 8,232 U.S. drugstores to reduce costs as its profits get squeezed by competition and by lower reimbursements from pharmaceutical insurers. more
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks than at any time in almost 15 years, signaling underlying strength in the labor market even as hiring cooled last month. more
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