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Local 1 percent hotel tax collections climbed year over year in April, as well as on a fiscal-year-to-date basis, by 5.9 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Rhode Island had the 12th-lowest rate of obesity in the nation last year, according to “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Thursday. more
A College of Health & Wellness has been created at Johnson & Wales University, which will include a health science major as well as the master of science program in physician assistant studies first offered in 2014, the school announced Wednesday. more
Economic activity is increasing, but there are some signs of slowing growth, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. more
A top pharmaceutical lobbying group is launching an ad campaign to defend drugmakers that have been under fire for their pricing practices. more
For the second year in a row, Bristol, home to Roger Williams University, is one of the safest college towns in America. more
The New England Patriots must have had too good a season last year. more
University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition next August aboard Newport-based SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document the changing environment in that region. more
Mortgage applications in the U.S. slumped last week after the sharpest increase in borrowing costs since mid-2013, signaling tougher sledding for the housing market. more
Grow Smart Rhode Island is moving at the month’s end to Roger Williams University’s new downtown campus at 1 Empire St. more
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