Updated March 31 at 2:31pm
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In January, local 1 percent hotel tax collections increased 3.4 percent year over year, and local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections rose 3.6 percent, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Neil Abrams is joining GTECH S.p.A to lead the legal team as senior vice president and general counsel, the company announced Tuesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has restored the R.I. Commission on Women with 12 new appointees. more
Both Ukraine and Thailand have become riskier locations for business, according to the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index, released Tuesday. The composite index ranks 130 countries based on factors that affect supply chain resilience, and is a product of FM Global. more
Rhode Island ranked 39th in terms of financial literacy, the lowest among the New England states, according to the latest survey by WalletHub, which rated the states and the District of Columbia on financial-education programs and consumer habits. more
Consumer confidence increased in March to the second-highest level since August 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the labor market and incomes. more
Foreclosure deeds in the Bay State declined 14.6 percent in February compared with the year-ago period, marking the second consecutive month of decreases, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
(Updated 12:22 p.m.) Startup accelerator Betaspring has been recognized as a top accelerator in the country by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project and also was highlighted in Inc. magazine’s field guide to accelerators as one of the top eight in the nation. more
Top executives at CVS Health Corp. are reaping the benefits of an overall lucrative 2014 that exceeded analysts’ predictions after the company elimination of about $2 billion in tobacco sales, according to a federal filing. more
April 18 has been named as “Do-Over-Day” in Rhode Island, in an effort to encourage residents to support local restaurants, shops and other businesses that were affected by winter storms. more
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