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THE 2017 FEDERAL TAX OVERHAUL will give 64.2 percent of Rhode Island taxpayers a cut in their federal taxes, while 7 percent will see an increase in the 2018 tax year.

Report: 64% of R.I.ers getting tax cut, 7% tax increase in...

PROVIDENCE – Fewer then two-thirds of Rhode Islanders will see a tax cut on their 2018 federal tax bill, according to calculations done by...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA posted slow but steady growth in all three categories of the Brooking's Institution's Inclusive Growth Index between 2015 and 2016, just one of 11 metros to do so in that time frame. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Report: Providence metro posts all-around improvement on Inclusive Growth Index

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 71 among the 100 largest metros in the nation for economic growth from 2015 to...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S proposed 25 and 10 percent tariffs on steel and aluminum, respectively, will increase prices on those imports and has inspired European Union retaliatory tariffs on U.S. bourbon, both of which would negatively affect the state’s brewing and distillery industries, according to a recent analysis by the Brookings Institution. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Analysis: New tariffs on steel, aluminum could affect R.I. brewing, distillery...

PROVIDENCE – The Trump administration’s proposed 25 and 10 percent tariffs on steel and aluminum, respectively, will increase prices on those imports and has...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 10 among states for highest percentage of millennials as a share of its total populous. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Report: R.I. ranks No. 10 for highest share of millennial population...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island was found to have the 10th-highest percentage of millennials in the nation at 24.3 percent of its total population, for...
THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan area ranked No. 49 in among the largest 100 metro areas in the nation for the percentage of older millennials, ages 25 to 34, who are college graduates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Report: Providence metro ranks No. 49 for older millennial college graduates

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 49 among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation for percentage of millennials age 25-34,...
PROVIDENCE RANKED NO. 3 for cities with the highest income inequality in a study of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and the most-populous cities in those areas. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Report: Providence ranks poorly for income inequality

PROVIDENCE – In 2016, Providence ranked No. 3 for highest income inequality among the most populous cities in the largest 100 metropolitan areas in...

RIF ‘investment’ in state grows

The Rhode Island Foundation in recent years has increasingly taken a more active role as a community convener, planner and funder. That evolution, as...

Follow England’s example on college tuition

Free college sounds like a great idea, when you first hear the words. That might be why Bernie Sanders was able to whip up...

Providence launches ThinkPVD.com site to promote city

PROVIDENCE – The city has launched ThinkPVD.com, a new interview series as part of its initiative to encourage residents and visitors to “think, shop...
URI STAR: Walt Besio, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island and owner of CREmedical, secured $6 million in a National Science Foundation grant in 2015, a year after he earned two patents for a biomedical electrode that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures. From left, Jessika Decker, test subject and intern at CREmedical, Besio and Rachel Bartels, product manager at CREmedical. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Rhode Island needs more scientific breakthroughs to become a biotech hub,...

Rhode Island wants its own share of the biomedical-, technology- and engineering-based economy that has transformed Boston, and strengthened the competitive position of Massachusetts.To...
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