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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $5.6 million to Rhode Island to provide permanent homes and services to low-income people with disabilities in an effort to prevent them from becoming homeless or unnecessarily institutionalized. more
Rhode Island has the highest vehicle property taxes in the nation at an average of $1,133, according to WalletHub’s latest survey of the highest and lowest property taxes in 2015. more
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $20.85 million grant to T.F. Green Airport for the next phase of its ongoing runway relocation project, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Thursday. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth returned $9 to the state economy for every $1 invested by the state in 2013, according to a new study by the UMass Donahue Institute. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in March for a second consecutive month, dropping one-tenth of a percent to 124.9 from 125 in February. more
AAA is predicting that nationwide, a record 98.6 million Americans, including 4.2 million New Englanders, will travel 50 or miles from home during the Dec. 23 to Jan. 4 holiday travel period, marking an increase of 4 percent from last year. more
That familiar brown UPS truck may look a little different this season. The Atlanta-based company has been adding rental trucks, such as U-Hauls, to its fleet of UPS trucks to handle increased delivery demand during the peak Christmas season. more
Kevin Doyle, an Irish step dancer from Barrington, is one of 13 artists receiving a $25,000 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. more
Cash sales made up 31.05 percent of all home sales in Rhode Island in August, a decline from 33.26 percent that was recorded a year ago, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued a new publication highlighting New England’s top exports, showing that prices for the region’s top export industry, computer and electronics product manufacturing, decreased 0.6 percent between May and August. more
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