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Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. more
Travelers will experience the lowest gasoline prices since 2008 this week, as prices fell 3 cents from last week in Rhode Island, and decreased 1 cent in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island moved up four spots to No. 25 in the annual Opportunity Index, released Tuesday by the bipartisan national campaign, Opportunity Nation and Measure of America. more
United Natural Foods Inc. said on Tuesday that net income for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 1 increased 10.5 percent to $138.7 million, or $2.76 per diluted share, from $125.5 million, or $2.52 per diluted share, during the prior fiscal year. more
U.S. shares joined equity gains in Europe and Asia, extending a rally that’s added $4.1 trillion to global equities this month, as a run of weaker-than-estimated economic reports from China, Europe and the United States boosted speculation central banks will maintain stimulus measures. more
Gasoline prices in many parts of the United States could drop below $2 by Christmas if the cost of crude oil stays low, AAA Northeast said Wednesday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. fell in August, indicating the real-estate recovery will take time to evolve. more
The Ocean State was among the top five states with the most mortgage payments late by 90 days or more in October. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased in October by 0.01 percent on a year-over-year basis, or 29 passengers, to 314,081, even though airlines provided approximately 3 percent less scheduled seat capacity, according to information from the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors said a scam artist hacked a real estate agent’s email, resulting in a buyer losing $13,000 after the scammer directed him to wire money for a deposit. more
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