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The Trump administration is attempting to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, announcing on Monday that local governments will have to certify they aren’t impeding communication between their police and federal immigration authorities in order to continue receiving Justice Department grants. more
CoreLogic released its fourth quarter Housing Credit Index report recently, showing that the average credit score of all borrowers that quarter was 737, and Rhode Island’s was slightly lower at 731. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections grew 14.4 percent in the fiscal period through October compared with the prior fiscal period, but fell 0.8 percent when comparing the month of October with October 2016, the R.I. Department of Revenue said last week. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts rose 1 cent from last week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 30th among the 40 largest metros for home-price growth over the year in January of 5.1 percent, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
Like many Washington lobby groups, the U.S. Travel Association was quick to congratulate the new president on his victory last November. more
The Federal Reserve has room for two more rate increases this year, as the economy seems “reasonably close” to full employment and is likely to gather pace, former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said. more
In its 12th year, the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded three $25,000 grants to local visual artists RaMell Ross, Jordan Seaberry and Sheida Soleimani through the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, according to a Sunday announcement by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport fell 4.2 percent in February compared with February 2016, to 236,582 from 246,978, the R.I. Airport Corp. said Friday. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February at 4.5 percent was 0.9 percentage points lower than it was in February 2016, putting it among the top 10 states with significantly different rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
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