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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced certain states with so-called sanctuary cities stand to lose billions of dollars in federal grants, again raising questions about how Providence and Rhode Island might be affected. more
The Raimondo administration on Monday awarded six Rhode Island companies a cumulative $280,000 in Innovation Vouchers, a grant program to encourage research and development projects. more
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
Blount Clam Shack is the best place for “cheap eats” in Rhode Island, according to Travel + Leisure, which recently unveiled its picks for the “best cheap eats in every state.” 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
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