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The International Monetary Fund is taking a cautious stance toward the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump, who takes office this week, assuming only a modest boost to the U.S. economy from his promise of fiscal stimulus. more
PROVIDENCE – Thanks in part to a $100,000 industry cluster grant from the R.I. Commerce Corp., the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, along with Polaris MEP, are putting on a Rhode Island … more
For the first time since Thanksgiving, the price of gasoline has fallen in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast’s latest survey of gas prices, released Monday. more
More than 70 percent of Rhode Island’s jobs require a post-secondary degree, a qualification less than half of adult Rhode Islanders have, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has put forward a new initiative to help close that gap. more
Environmentalists rejoiced Friday, as the state’s largest utility withdrew a proposal to use ratepayer-backed funds to pay for the expansion of natural-gas pipelines in Rhode Island. more
The U.S. Labor Department has awarded Rhode Island $641,101 to continue funding through April of programs to help provide career services to people receiving unemployment benefits. more
Among Rhode Island cities, Warwick is the most recovered from the Great Recession, while Pawtucket is the least. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 9.7 percent year over year in August and 13.8 percent through the first two months of the fiscal year compared with the prior fiscal period, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Friday. more
AAA Northeast said 42 percent of Americans plan to take a vacation this year, with most planning visits to warm weather destinations in the United States and abroad. more
Southcoast Health said Bristol County Savings Bank, through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, contributed $250,000 to the Campaign for Southcoast Health. more
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