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Rhode Island ended fiscal 2014 with a surplus balance of $68 million, $8.8 million more than estimated in the budget, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Friday.
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Hotel, restaurant taxes show gains for fiscal 2014

(Updated, 1:40 p.m.) The fiscal year of 2014 showed an uptick in hospitality and tourism spending in the Ocean State, as collections for both the 1 percent meal and beverage tax and the 1 percent … 9 hours ago

Consumer spending in U.S. falls for first time in six months

Consumer spending in the United States unexpectedly dropped in July for the first time in six months, a sign households are lagging behind as wages fail to accelerate. 7 hours ago

Culinary museum set to reopen

Closed since last summer for a comprehensive inventory of about half of its collections, the Culinary Arts Museum reopens Tuesday at the Harborside campus of Johnson and Wales University featuring a … 10 hours ago

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The 2013-14 freshmen at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design scored highest in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts on SAT tests required for admission, according to the latest …

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Rhode Island’s capital city ranks No. 52 in a list of the 100 best cities for women in business, compiled by the Bizwomen business journal and released Thursday.

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