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The U.S. economy expanded more in the second quarter than previously estimated, reflecting a smaller drag from business spending on structures and equipment. more
The number of applications to collect jobless benefits rose less than forecast last week, indicating employers are leery of dismissing workers as the labor market tightens. more
A $480,000 initiative was announced Thursday by the Rhode Island Foundation, in partnership with state and local education officials, aimed at closing the achievement gap for English as a Second Language learners, according to a release by the organization. more
Ranch and farm operators in Washington County are eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. more
State general revenue collections crept up modestly in fiscal 2016, boosted by increases in revenue from income and sales taxes and user fees. more
Rhode Island’s No. 44 ranking on the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released this week by the Tax Foundation, makes it one of the least competitive states when it comes to tax code structure. more
(Updated 11:51 a.m.) Faced with high fees and poor performance, Rhode Island’s general treasurer plans to reduce the state’s investment in hedge funds, walking back a strategy implemented during the Great Recession. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods were little changed in August, while shipments of capital equipment declined for a fourth straight month, indicating lingering weakness in manufacturing. more
A record number of Rhode Island students took College Board tests last year, but Scholastic Aptitude Test scores fell compared with the prior year, according to a report released by the College Board on Tuesday. more
Rhode Island maintained its rank as the fourth most energy-efficient state in the country, according to this year’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. more
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