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Bristol County is the place to grow up in Rhode Island in terms of earning power if you are poor, according to a New York Times article which studied Rhode Island counties to determine how location affects future income. more
The city of Providence is one of 64 communities being considered for the “Best Town in America” by readers of Outside Magazine. more
(Updated 4:33 p.m.) The six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race are expected to arrive in Newport tonight sometime after 10. more
Sports Authority Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection with a plan to slim down after missing out on the fitness boom that’s been a rare bright spot in retail. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have fallen every week since early July, dropping 4 cents and 5 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
Companies stepped up hiring in September, indicating the U.S. job market is standing firm in the face of weaker global demand, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
Gasoline prices dropped a cent from last week in Rhode Island, while prices in Massachusetts remained the same, according to AAA Northeast. more
Rhode Island ranked 28th in the nation for a 4.2 percent drop in exports for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 420 points as a selloff in Chinese equities spread around the world amid renewed concern that growth there is slowing at the same time that manufacturing in the U.S. decelerated. A flareup in tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran added to geopolitical unease. more
Revenue exceeded expectations on both a fiscal year and monthly basis in November, according to the state Department of Revenue, by 2 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively. more
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