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Providence has the fifth-highest energy burden for low-income households among 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released this week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Energy Efficiency for All coalition. more
The good news is, the snow won’t last long. more
Unemployment rates were lower in 333 out of 387 metropolitan areas in January than than a year earlier, including in the Providence metro, where the rate fell to 6.2 percent from 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
A project that will convert a vacant office building downtown into rental apartments will come with assistance from a city tax stabilization agreement that defers full taxes for 10 years, under a plan approved Thursday by City Council’s finance committee. more
Consumer prices in the U.S. excluding food and fuel climbed more than forecast in February for a second month, adding to signs inflation is moving closer to the Federal Reserve’s target. The overall cost of living fell amid cheaper fuel. more
Rhode Island has some of the highest taxes in the nation, according to WalletHub, the 10th highest on property and the highest on automobiles. more
A trade mission to the United Kingdom will be held in September to help boost exports from Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp. more
Seth Magaziner has been selected to serve as 2016 chairman of the financial literacy committee for the National Association of State Treasurers. He holds a B.A. in history from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Yale University. more
Larger-than-life portraits of Providence residents taken by photographer Mary Beth Meehan are popping up downtown as part of the Providence International Arts Festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. more
“Leadership New England,” a study of nonprofits in the region, reports that two-thirds of more than 1,200 surveyed executives, or about 64 percent, plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, but the percentage in Rhode Island is closer to 83 percent. more
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