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Economic Activity
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A new study by Arizona State University ranks Rhode Island 28th in the country for year-over-year job growth, based on an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In terms of specific industries, Rhode Island made its best showing for manufacturing-job growth. more
(Updated, 2:54 p.m.) Media General Inc. agreed to acquire Providence-based LIN Media LLC in a transaction valued at about $1.6 billion, adding local TV stations across the U.S. to get better negotiating leverage with advertisers and cable providers. more
Despite severe winter weather during the first months of 2014 that put pressure on New England business owners in several industries, the overall economic outlook remains cautiously optimistic, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s state debt per capita of $8,769 for fiscal year 2012 ranks third-highest in the United States, according to the Tax Foundation’s 2014 “Facts and Figures” report released Wednesday. The annual report compiles tax and collections data for each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and ranks each state on 39 different measures of tax and fiscal policy. more
A German company that specializes in pairing business travelers with luxury car and SUV rides expanded its service to the Providence area Tuesday. more
Rhode Island placed No. 10 in a study that ranked the 10 U.S. states with the highest percentage of top-rated 401(k) retirement plans. more
The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
Rhode Island added 1,200 more jobs than first reported for the second quarter of the year, according to revised figures put out by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Thursday afternoon. more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at Twin River and attendees got more than they have come to expect when a political campaign event broke out. more
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