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THE MEDIAN home price in Rhode Island declined 10.6% from 2010 to 2018, the fastest rate of decline of any state in the U.S./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT MCINTYRE

Report: R.I. had fastest drop in median home value from 2010-2018...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the largest percent drop of median home values of any state and Washington, D.C., from 2010 to 2018, according...
THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU is seeking to fill 2,500 census enumerator positions in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DAVID 'DEE' DELGADO

Census Bureau to hire 2,500 R.I. workers

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Census Bureau will hire 2,500 temporary workers in Rhode Island to survey the state’s population for the 2020 count. The agency...

Newport Polo to open indoor arena

SEEKONK – Newport Polo plans to open an indoor arena for winter polo. The site, which the polo club says is the largest professional equestrian...

R.I. pop. up slightly amid slowest national growth in a century

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Rhode Island had one of the slowest state population growth rates from 2018 to 2019, according to new estimates released...

Office Depot ranks R.I. top state for median income of self-employed...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked the No. 1 state where small-business owners make the most money in Office Depot’s recently released “Small Business...

R.I. pop. up slightly amid slowest national growth in a century

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rhode Island had one of the slowest state population growth rates from 2018 to 2019, according to new estimates released...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT celebrated the state's progress in health insurance coverage at its annual luncheon on Monday.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: State tops national average for children’s health care...

PROVIDENCE – About 97.8% of Rhode Island’s kids age 18 and under have health insurance, putting the Ocean State at number three nationwide for...
NEW DEVELOPMENT: The home pictured here is part of The Oaks housing development in Coventry, one of the largest residential subdivisions under active construction in Rhode Island. The development will have 105 houses when complete.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lack of new, affordable R.I. homes a growing problem

Richard Marcello, a homebuilder of 34 years, remembers when many new houses were under construction across Rhode Island. He started building homes with his...
THE UNINSURED rate in the U.S. increased from 7.9% in 2017 to 8.5% in 2018 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Almost 2M more Americans uninsured in 2018, census says

NEW YORK – The number of Americans without health insurance increased by almost 2 million people in 2018, according to new data released by...
IN 2017, 4% of homes in the Ocean State were designated as vacation homes. / COURTESY INVESTMENT PROPERTY EXCHANGE SERVICES

Report: 4% of R.I. homes are vacation homes, highest concentration in...

PROVIDENCE – Just over 4% of properties in Rhode Island were vacation homes in 2017, according to a new report from Investment Property Exchange...
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