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As the R.I. House Finance Committee prepares to discuss a bill proposing to cut the state sales tax from 7 percent to 3 percent at a hearing Wednesday, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity released updated information about the impact such a reduction could have on the local economy. more
Toy maker Hasbro has come under fire by parents who are upset that the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain set looks like a sex organ. more
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority said that new restrictions on commercial vehicle lane usage at the Newport Pell Bridge will start on Jan. 1. more
Consumer confidence rose in December as Americans embraced more employment opportunities and persistent declines in prices at the gas pump. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area ranked No. 153 among 339 metropolitan areas around the nation in November in terms of construction employment with 4 percent year-over-year growth, according to information released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 341 of the 372 metropolitan areas, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area was among them, according to data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The historic Elizabeth Mill will be razed and some of its architectural elements incorporated into a new building, under a plan that Warwick officials hope will serve as a development catalyst for the City Centre Warwick district. more
Paul G. Afonso recently was named to Utilidata’s board of directors. Afonso is the former chairman of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission. more
The Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park has become the United States’ latest national park. more
The Providence metro area ranked 30th among the top 40 metros for home price increase in the 12 months ended October 31, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ Data and Analytics Division. more
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