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Since the start of the year, more than 2,000 new businesses have registered with the R.I. Department of State. more
Rhode Island woke up on New Year’s Day 2015 with a groaning hangover from years of wallowing in bad economic news. Standing by the bedside was an energetic, dark-haired woman holding a spoon and big, old-fashioned medicine bottle. How bad would it taste? more
Single-family home sales rose 2 percent in April in Rhode Island, compared to a year earlier, while the median price dropped 5 percent. more
The mayor’s office has reported a $1.1 million operating surplus for fiscal 2014, as shown in the city’s annual financial audit conducted by independent accounting firm Marcum LLC. more
Fewer Americans are being fired and productivity is showing signs of life, pointing to an improving job market that is helping boost consumer confidence. more
Rhode Island employers expect to hire at “a respectable pace” in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released this week by ManpowerGroup. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped 2 cents from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
The R.I. Convention Center will host the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships next June, and the economic impact for the event is estimated at $3.75 million. more
The price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline in Rhode Island and Massachusetts increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey. more
Warren Buffett donated $2.8 billion of stock to charities, led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after praising the couple for committing more of their time to philanthropy than other billionaires, including himself. more
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