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The Ocean State has the third highest state debt per capita in the United States at $8,721 per resident, according to The Tax Foundation, which released a map depicting all of the state debt per capita for the 2011 fiscal year. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration has appointed Seth Goodall of Richmond, Maine, as the administrator for Region I, the SBA region that comprises Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. more
The retail strip at 213-221 Thayer Street on the city’s East Side has sold for $2.8 million, real estate brokerage firm Peter M. Scotti & Associates Inc. announced Tuesday. more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) Statistics on local television stations’ news show ratings and demographics in the May sweeps have been announced, based on data from the Nielsen Co. WJAR-TV NBC 10 led the way with eight of the top 10 news shows in the region, but Eyewitness News on WPRI-TV CBS 12 and Fox Providence also showed impressive gains in several time slots. more
Confidence among U.S. small businesses climbed in May to a one-year high as the economic outlook over the next six months brightened. more
A new report has shown that Providence is the only one of the country’s top 100 housing markets that is currently classified as “dangerous” for investors, bucking generally positive national trends for home buyers, HomeVestors of America Inc. and Local Market Monitor reported late last week. more
The U.S.’s AA+ credit rating outlook was increased to stable from negative by Standard & Poor’s, based on receding fiscal risks, less than two years after stripping the world’s largest economy of its top ranking. more
Retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in May, showing job gains and lower borrowing costs are encouraging consumers to spend. more
The art museum at the Rhode Island School of Design has revamped its public presence with a new name and a new website, the museum announced Monday. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from last week’s decline, as investors weighed prospects for less economic stimulus before this week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting. more
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