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Massachusetts and the nation are on track to experience solid growth for the balance of 2014 and through the first quarter of 2015, but “serious challenges remain,” according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
Rhode Island has the 10th highest income gap between senior citizens’ incomes and younger residents’ incomes, according to a new Interest.com report. more
Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved over the last year, but “significant uncertainties and challenges” continue to face the Ocean State, according to a report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
The fall New England Economic Partnership outlook for Rhode Island (digested in Op-Ed form on the facing page) is similar in many ways to previous iterations. The forecast growth rates for the Ocean State lag New England and U.S. expectations. Yes, we are getting better. We just aren’t very good. more
Economic momentum shifted into a higher gear in Rhode Island in August, a possible turning point in the state’s recovery, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
LSI Industries Inc. has sold two assets, including one of its manufacturing facilities here for $1 million, in an effort to streamline manufacturing operations and reduce costs, according to a company news release distributed on Oct. 8. more
First, the good news. Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved over the last year. The unemployment rate has dropped from a peak of 11.9 percent in March 2010 to 9.7 percent in December 2012 to 7.7 percent in August 2014. Between December 2012 and July 2014, the state added 9,700 jobs. more
Providence Business News was named New England Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at the organization’s 2014 Fall Conference Thursday. more
Rhode Island had the third-highest tax rate on lodging last year, according to HVS Convention, Sports, and Entertainment Consulting’s third annual lodging tax study released this week. more
U.S. stock-index futures declined, after equities fell the most since April, as concern that slower global growth will hurt the U.S. economy pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index towards its longest streak of weekly losses since January. more
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