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(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
Economic data service e-forecasting.com has released a study that projects Rhode Island is in the midst of a real gross state product trough that will moderate only slightly in 2014 and that the state only will see substantial growth in its economy begin in 2015. more
U.S. stocks rose after the International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for global growth and corporate earnings beat analysts’ estimates. more
For the second week in a row, the price of gasoline fell in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center spent $602 million of its total $874 million operating budget for 2013 on payroll, contracts with local companies, and construction and support for the command and research facility in Newport. more
Webster Financial Corp., parent company of Webster Bank, posted a profit increase in 2013 over the previous year, with growth in commercial lending highlighting the increase, according to the bank’s fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report released Friday. more
Rhode Island exports rose $5.3 million, or 2.9 percent, in November, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the third quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. more
An improving U.S. economy is underpinning inflation, limiting firings and lifting consumers’ moods, brightening the outlook for growth at the start of 2014. more
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