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Gasoline prices are continuing to fall in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, tumbling another 2 cents and 4 cents, respectively, AAA Northeast said. more
A declining 5.1 percent unemployment rate did not keep Rhode Island’s economic momentum from sagging in December, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
A day after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed legislation authorizing the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass repair program, the state Department of Transportation late Friday afternoon posted four advertisements seeking private companies or consultants to help carry out the work. more
The Rhode Island Foundation said nonprofits serving Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 18 to apply for more than $250,000 in grants. more
Rhode Islanders plan to spend an average of $52 on Valentine’s Day gifts this year, and while the amount isn’t as high as Kansas, where the average spending is expected to hit $117, it’s higher than New Hampshire, where it’s anticipated to reach only $31. more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections, and 1 percent hotel tax collections, increased year over year in November and over the fiscal-year period, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Consumer sentiment declined in February to a four-month low as declining stock prices and weaker global conditions weighed on Americans’ views of the economy. more
Hasbro Inc., betting that the world has appetite for at least eight “Transformers” movies, said three additional films in the series are coming in 2017, 2018 and 2019. more
Retail sales increased for a third straight month in January as Americans kicked off 2016 by spending freely on cars, clothing and online merchandise. more
Rhode Island Housing has launched a down-payment assistance program targeting residential properties in 10 communities that have fallen into foreclosure or would otherwise be subject to a distressed sale. more
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