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Textron Inc.’s profit rose in the fourth quarter and in 2015, while revenue slipped during the same periods, the company reported on Wednesday. more
Jobless claims in the U.S. fell to 278,000 in the week ended Jan. 23, from 294,000 in the prior period, a report from the Labor Department showed on Thursday in Washington. more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 8.1 percent, and 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 3.9 percent, when comparing December with December 2014, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Cash had a pretty good run for 4,000 years or so. These days, though, notes and coins increasingly seem declasse: They’re dirty and dangerous, unwieldy and expensive, antiquated and so very analog. more
Employment in the U.S. climbed and wages picked up in March, signs of labor-market durability in the face of lethargic global growth. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined again this week, falling 4 cents and 3 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
A popular craft-beer pub in Westerly will expand into a location in the Kinsley Building in downtown Providence, the first commercial tenant confirmed for the former office building. more
Rhode Island’s economy continued to expand at a slow, but steady, rate in the second quarter, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Wednesday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Travelers will experience the lowest gasoline prices since 2008 this week, as prices fell 3 cents from last week in Rhode Island, and decreased 1 cent in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Hotel, meal and beverage tax collections increased year over year in July, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
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