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(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will propose three programs designed to make college more affordable and easier to access in Rhode Island, and to attract and retain recent graduates in high-wage science, technology and design fields. more
More than 20,000 visitors are expected to come to Providence for conventions and conferences over the next 30 days, which is expected to generate approximately $10 million in direct economic impacts. more
The strongest dollar in more than 11 years is coming soon to stores across the U.S. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.6 percent in January, a 0.5 percentage point drop from a year ago, according to data from CoreLogic. more
Job openings climbed in January, pointing to sustained gains in the U.S. labor market after the best year of hiring since 1999. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from the existing $9 an hour to $10.10, to help working families and strengthen the state’s middle class, according to a statement from her office. more
In a ranking of 350 of the nation’s largest cities, Rhode Island has one of the least diversified economies, coming in at No. 337 on the list, according to a study by WalletHub. more
For the fifth week in a row, gasoline prices have increased in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
(Updated 2:48 p.m.) Cash sales made up 30.3 percent of total home sales in Rhode Island in December, a 1.8 percent increase compared with the 29.7 percent share reported in December 2013, according to CoreLogic. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators again rose 0.3 percent in January to a reading of 130.5, fueled in part by manufacturing and employment growth, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
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