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Rhode Island tied with three other states for the second-highest statewide sales tax rate in the nation at 7 percent, according to a report released this week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. more
Rhode Island ranks 17th in the U.S. on a list from WalletHub featuring the places most likely to be affected by identity theft and fraud. more
Greenvale Vineyards makes the best wine in Rhode Island, according to New York-based women’s lifestyle website PureWow. more
Rhode Island ranked 19th highest among the states for having the highest income inequality, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. more
Congressional Democrats aiming to thwart the undoing of Obamacare are using a strategy that served them well before: They’re standing back and letting Republicans whirl in their own discord. more
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and Hendrick Motorsports, winner of a record 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, have entered into a two-year technology partnership to develop more speed on and off the racetrack. more
Providence County is the best place to get a mortgage in Rhode Island, according to SmartAsset. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in December, the fourth consecutive month-over-month decline. That’s according to information released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Cash collections for July, the first month of the fiscal year, increased 3.2 percent to $382 million, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday recognized Rhode Island lending institutions that have excelled as SBA lenders this year, noting that 2016 had the highest volume of loans in the Ocean State’s history, as 457 were made for more than $130 million. more
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