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U.S. retail sales dropped in February and the prior month’s gain was revised to a decline, calling into question the narrative that bigger gains in consumer spending would propel economic growth at the start of 2016. more
Interior and exterior designs were released Monday for the First Light Resort & Casino, which will include three 15-story hotels, a 31,000-square-foot function room and a water park. more
An oil price rebound, paired with refinery slowdowns for seasonal maintenance, has led to an increase in gasoline prices nationally that has reached Rhode Island and Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
(Updated 12:52 p.m. and 1:21 p.m.) New England Institute of Technology and Rhode Island School of Design each were included on a list of the top 30 small colleges nationwide for Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception personality types by Degree Match, a website that helps individuals choose the right degree program. more
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum ranked second best on a list of the 35 top college art museums in the country from Best College Reviews, behind only Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge. more
Rhode Island’s economic momentum not only slowed this January compared with last year, it had been slowing during 2015 more than originally thought, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Rhode Island ranked second for a 12.7 percent year-over-year increase in construction employment in January, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Payrolls rose in 30 states in January and unemployment rates fell in 28, a sign the U.S. labor market was resilient in early 2016. more
The Acadia Center, along with other stakeholders, sent a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo this week asking that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative be strengthened and greenhouse gas reductions be pursued beyond the power sector. more
Rhode Island ranked third worst in the nation on the Family Prosperity Index, which studies the impact of the economy on families. more
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