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THE CCI in Rhode Island was 67, indicating expansion. However, the value declined from a value of 83 one month prior. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy slows in August despite scattered growth

PROVIDENCE – The state’s current conditions index for August matched its value from one year ago at 67, a decline from 83 one month prior.Despite...
RHODE ISLAND'S current conditions index value was 83 in July, signaling expansion and an improvement from July 2018. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: July economy expansion is welcome news

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economy hit an “upbeat note” in July, continuing improvement shown in the second quarter of 2019, according to University of...

R.I. economic index ties highest mark of year in June

PROVIDENCE – A current-conditions economic index for the state tied its highest mark so far this year by hitting a value of 75 in...
RHODE ISLAND'S current conditions index hit 75 in June, tying a year-to-date high. /COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

R.I. CCI index ties highest mark of year in June

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s current conditions index tied its highest mark so far this year by hitting a value of 75 in June.Although the...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX was 58 in May for Rhode Island, indicating expansion. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro – CCI holds steady with help from retail sales

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index remained at a value of 58 in May, showing no change from the two previous months, but...
SPORTSBOOK: Guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The casino’s sports-betting venue opened in late November and, together with the sportsbook at Tiverton Casino Hotel, which opened a week later, generated nearly $624,000 through March.  
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Delays, misjudgment hamper R.I. take from sports betting

Sports gambling is still projected as a strong revenue source for Rhode Island, but not an annual fix for whatever ails the state budget.A...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS Index value in April was 58, marking economic expansion. URI economist Leonard Lardaro said despite the expansion, the indicators showed slowing economic momentum in the state. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I. April CCI shows economic expansion but also weakening momentum

PROVIDENCE – The Current Conditions Index for Rhode Island in April had a value of 58, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard...
THE RHODE ISLAND current conditions index for March was 50, indicating neither expansion nor contraction. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: No growth in R.I. economy in March

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s current conditions index showed improvement in March, but still ended the first quarter with no sign of growth, University of...
THE RHODE ISLAND CCI VALUE in February was 42, indicating contraction. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: ‘Abysmal’ R.I. February CCI potential sign of oncoming recession

PROVIDENCE – The Current Conditions Index for Rhode Island was 42 in February, indicating contraction, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro...
NINE OF THE 12 economic indicators included in the Rhode Island current conditions index compiled by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro improved year over year in January. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: After ‘bizarre’ revisions, R.I. CCI starts on positive note

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s current conditions index value was 75 in January, level with its value one year prior and 17 points higher than...
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