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AAA Southern New England reported a 2 cent per gallon gasoline price decline in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, the sixth consecutive week that prices have fallen in the region. more
Fitch Ratings has assigned a AA rating to Rhode Island’s $79.5 million in 2014 consolidated capital-development general-obligation bonds, the agency announced Wednesday. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped to 8.7 percent in March, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Still higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for March, the Rhode Island figure is the lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, the DLT said in a release. 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
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
Gas prices surged 3 cents in Rhode Island this week and 4 cents in Massachusetts as concerns about militant extremists causing unrest in Iraq affected oil and gasoline prices nationwide, AAA Southern New England reported. more
David M. Wax, managing director of the nonprofit Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, is retiring after two years in the position. more
Despite earlier hopes that improved consumer confidence would drive renewed economic growth in the region, New England businesses reported mixed results during May and June, pointing to slow economic growth overall, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
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