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The R.I. Council on the Arts awarded $139,877 in grants in December, bringing the total awards to date to 276 grants totaling more than $1.4 million, the state agency announced in its newsletter Wednesday. more
Two Rhode Island high school students have been selected as delegates for the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program. more
A new study says that taxpayers in the lowest-income bracket in Rhode Island can expect to pay nearly twice as much of their income toward state and local taxes as the wealthiest 1 percent. more
NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales rose 4 percent from a year earlier, marking the biggest increase since 2011, even amid signs of a consumer-spending slowdown in December, according to the National … more
Rhode Island exports increased 13.5 percent in November compared with November 2013, according to the latest report by e-forecasting.com. more
The state Department of Revenue released its monthly cash collections report for December, showing that total general revenue rose 4.8 percent fiscal year-to-date when compared with the same period a year ago. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rebounded in December with a 10 percent increase in volume, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
The percentage of Rhode Islanders represented by unions declined in 2014 compared with the year prior, according to union membership data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the lowest in almost seven years, showing the labor market is sustaining progress after the best annual performance in 15 years. more
The Corporate Market Place Inc., operating under a taxpayer-backed loan program, is struggling to pay off its debt and can’t keep current on its rent. more
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