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Economic Activity
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Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants totaled just under $1.77 million in December, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the $1.64 million collected in December 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Monday. more
A web-based employment search firm based in Westbrook, Maine, has upgraded its Rhode Island site, the first of six New England states to get enhanced tools for employers and users engaged in the job search. more
Education spending fueled the Ocean State’s total direct general expenditures in 2012, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare.” more
The average price of self-serve, unleaded gasoline is $2.38 in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, thanks to price jumps in each state of 8 and 12 cents, respectively, over the last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly cost survey. more
Consumer purchases adjusted for inflation rose in January, a sign the plunge in gasoline prices is helping boost the biggest part of the U.S. economy. more
The world is out to get active money managers. As Bloomberg's Charles Stein reports, they've been having a tough economic recovery, with only 21 percent of stock-picking mutual funds beating their … more
As Gov. Gina M. Raimondo prepares to unveil her first state budget March 12 she's using some time-tested leadership tactics to up the stakes, sway public opinion and — arguably more important — … more
Consumer confidence cooled in February from an 11-year high, reflecting recent gains in fuel costs and bad winter weather in parts of the U.S. more
Home ownership for Latinos in Rhode Island is significantly less compared with non-Latinos, according to a new report from the Latino Policy Institute and HousingWorks RI. more
The economy in the U.S. expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter than previously reported, restrained by a smaller gain in stockpiles and widening trade gap, even as consumers continued to provide support. more
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