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Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in March for the first time in five months, reflecting higher costs for fuels and motor vehicles. more
Almost two decades after U.S. states settled with tobacco companies on payments for health-care costs, officials are still finding new ways to tap the revenue stream to close budget gaps and fund programs. more
A new $1.3 million grant program will focus on employers’ needs in cultivating a stronger workforce to jump-start the Rhode Island economy, the governor announced Monday. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.3 percent in February, a full percentage point less than in February 2014, and two-tenths of a percentage point less than the national rate of 5.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
For the second week in a row, self-serve regular gasoline prices stayed the same in Rhode Island, but increased by 1 cent in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly price survey. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator slipped 2 percent in February to a reading of 131.7, partly due to a decline in building permits, among other factors, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
The impact of major snowstorms in Rhode Island in February distorted but did not completely disrupt economic momentum here, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
The R.I. Convention Center Authority’s three facilities generated more than $717.6 million for the local economy over a five-year period, according to an economic impact study released Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked 31st on a list of states with the most high earners, while Connecticut topped the list and Mississippi placed last. more
There was a 10 percent increase in the number of residential foreclosure deeds filed in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to a report from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which studied residential foreclosures in each of the state’s 39 cities and towns. more
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