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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
Providence has proposed two standardized tax incentive programs for development in the Interstate 195 corridor, including one that would defer full taxes for projects of at least $10 million for 13 years. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has released its take on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget, and said that expected surplus funds can be utilized to improve the state’s economic climate and enhance its economic development. more
New residential construction in the U.S.surged in April to the highest level in more than seven years, indicating the industry regained its footing after the soft patch at the beginning of the year. more
Rhode Island was among the top 10 states for home price improvement in May with a 1.6 percent increase compared with April, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ home price index report. 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
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
The Boston Sports Club, a health club at the corner of Dorrance and Westminster streets in downtown Providence, is closing, the general manager confirmed Friday. more
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