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Consumer confidence rose last week from a three-month low as Americans felt better about the economy, their financial situation and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
Rhode Island has launched an incentive program for state and municipal agencies to purchase electric vehicles and install electric charging stations as part of a statewide clean energy initiative. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. job market remains healthy. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has issued a statewide drought advisory based on findings and assessments from the state’s Drought Steering Committee. more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to a SmartAsset study released Wednesday. more
Environmentalists rejoiced on Wednesday when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it is unlawful for state energy regulators to approve long-term, ratepayer-backed contracts with energy distribution companies to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion. more
The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance said on Wednesday that planning is underway for development of an Undersea Technology Innovation Center that will serve as a national hub. more
New England’s shrinking Republican delegation in Congress is moving toward the brink of political extinction in November with Donald Trump at the top of the party’s ticket. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday announced Bay Colony Development Corp., a certified development company, will now be allowed to serve all Rhode Island counties. more
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