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Per capita consumer spending in Rhode Island grew 9 percent between 2009 and 2012, signifying improved consumer confidence since the Great Recession but lagging New England and U.S. spending growth for the same period, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday. more
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
Cape Wind, the $2.6 billion offshore wind farm that’s been under development in Massachusetts for 13 years, is facing a significant threat as two utilities seek to terminate contracts to buy electricity. more
Rhode Island will receive $24.6 million in winter heating aid for low-income residents, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Wednesday. 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
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council will meet on Tuesday, May 13, to vote on whether to grant final approval to Deepwater Wind LLC’s proposed wind farm project. more
General Electric Co. is in talks to buy Alstom SA, the French builder of trains and power plants, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what would be GE’s biggest acquisition ever. more
General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt may be moving closer to pulling off his largest-ever acquisition, even after French officials over the weekend urged Alstom SA to consider a rival offer from Germany’s Siemens AG. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island continued to drop, marking the lowest point this year, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey of gasoline prices. more
Gas prices dropped another 2 cents in Rhode Island this week while Massachusetts prices were unchanged, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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