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Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport’s impact on the economy topped $1 billion last year, according to a Wednesday release from the facility. more
President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls “fake news.” What’s got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored economic data coming from the administration itself. more
WalletHub has ranked Rhode Island 21st on its list of the “most and least educated states” in the U.S. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 156th out of 358 metros in the United States for its 1 percent construction job growth in December compared with December 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue said December revenue came in $16.5 million, or 5.5 percent, lower than what was expected. more
The John H. Chafee Boater of the Year Award was presented to Kate Wilson of North Kingstown at the industry breakfast hosted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association on the opening morning of its annual boat show on Feb. 3. more
Five percent hotel tax collections rose 7 percent in August, and 3.4 percent on a fiscal year-to-date basis, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Friday. more
CVS Health Corp. ranked 44th on a list of the world’s most valuable brands, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report released this week. more
Providence Equity Partners has made a “significant minority investment” in Chicago-based EZLinks Golf LLC, a PGA Tour-affiliated company and producer of golf management technology. more
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