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Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections, and hotel tax collections increased year over year in February by 15.2 percent and 11.3 percent, respectively. more
Rhode Island had a 7.2 percent year-over-year increase in construction employment in April, placing it 10th highest overall in the nation, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
There’s more cash sitting on company balance sheets than ever before. For the first time since 2012, that’s not enough. more
Sales of single-family homes continued a yearlong rise in Rhode Island, growing 34.7 percent in April when compared with April 2015, according to data released Friday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
(Updated 12:50 p.m.) Rhode Island is one of several states facing “muted revenue growth” in 2016, Moody’s Investors Service said Friday in its report “States – US: State Tax Revenues Still Growing, but at a Slower Pace.” more
Massachusetts, according to the latest economic report by MassBenchmarks, is “experiencing good economic fortunes in an environment characterized by worrisome global conditions.” more
More than 1.7 million New Englanders, the most since 2005, are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast. more
(Updated 12:41 p.m.) Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport rose 3.1 percent in April to 317,271, the R.I. Airport Corp. said Thursday. more
After a decade-long fundraising effort and countless volunteer hours, the U.S. Navy Seabees announced the new Museum and Memorial Park on Iafrate Way in Davisville will open to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week from a more than one-year high, as a plunge in New York returned claims to a level consistent with a firm labor market. more
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