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Touting strong loan and deposit growth, Bristol County Savings Bank on Monday announced net income increased 15.3 percent to $11.3 million and total assets rose 7.4 percent to $1.6 billion in fiscal 2014, which ended October 31. more
With the deadline to file personal income tax returns just two days away, the state Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan advises residents that the best way to file is electronically. more
A campaign by the R.I. Resource Recovery Corp. to educate residents on how to recycle better and eliminate contamination in their recycling was launched Monday, ahead of Earth Day next week. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.3 percent in February, a full percentage point less than in February 2014, and two-tenths of a percentage point less than the national rate of 5.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
For the second week in a row, self-serve regular gasoline prices stayed the same in Rhode Island, but increased by 1 cent in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly price survey. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator slipped 2 percent in February to a reading of 131.7, partly due to a decline in building permits, among other factors, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition has named 13 semi-finalists in the 2015 competition from among 82 emerging and would-be entrepreneurs. more
Mountains of student debt, flattening wages, and a tough job market have made many people question whether ever-pricey college degrees still lead to good jobs. The answer is yes: Job opportunities for college-educated workers have never been greater, according to a new report. more
(Updated 10 a.m.)Rhode Island’s child population is decreasing, as well as its student enrollment, and while the state has the highest rate of children with at least one unemployed parent, it ranks best in the country for fully immunized children. more
The impact of major snowstorms in Rhode Island in February distorted but did not completely disrupt economic momentum here, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
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