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Route 146, close to the Massachusetts border, will be closed overnight on Friday, March 24 to allow for the safe removal of the Central Street bridge. more
The Ocean State ranks ninth highest in state and local tax burden as a percentage of state income and per capita in the Tax Foundation’s 2017 annual Facts & Figures report. more
A year ago, the Federal Reserve was forced to back away from its earlier projection for four interest-rate increases in 2016. This year, everyone’s coming around to the Fed’s view. more
Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing, showing the labor market continued its steady growth in the new year. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged homes in negative equity in the fourth quarter at 10 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
The Providence Public Library wants to update the facade of its 1954 Empire Street addition by mounting a series of LED-mesh screens on two sides of the structure. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
International Game Technology PLC reported profit of $264.2 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, in 2016, reversing a loss of $55.9 million, or 39 cents per diluted share in 2015, boosted by growth in lottery service revenue. more
Rhode Island was ranked as one of the top 10 states in the nation for having the least problems with drunken driving. more
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