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WHILE THE MAJORITY of public colleges and universities in New England saw double-digit increases in tuition and fee totals at two- and four-year institutions since the 2012-13 academic year, Rhode Island's results were split. The Ocean State saw a 15.5 percent increase in two-year tuition and fees (represented by the two top bar graphs) but a 9.8 percent decrease in four-year tuition and fees (represented by the two bottom bar graphs). / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Report: Tuition, fee increases at public colleges impact region; R.I. results...

PROVIDENCE – Increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities across the region in the past five academic years have widened the...
THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU released data this week showing that the median household income in Rhode Island was $63,870 in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Census report breaks down state of Rhode Island in 2017

PROVIDENCE – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey were released this week for 2017, with information that provides a comprehensive...
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...
GROUNDBREAKINGS ON SINGLE-FAMILY home proceeded in November at the strongest pace in a decade. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. single-family housing starts rise to highest in a decade

NEW YORK - Groundbreaking on single-family homes proceeded in November at the strongest pace in a decade, driving U.S. housing starts to a faster-than-estimated rate,...
UNITED STATES RETAIL SALES rose 0.8 perent in November, ahead of estimates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. retail sales jump more than forecast in broad advance

NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose more than forecast in November and the previous month was revised higher, indicating a broad strengthening...
HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES in Rhode Island declined in every age bracket except those 60 and older from the years 2009 to 2015. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DERICK E. HINGLE

Report: R.I. homeownership rates declined from 2009-2015

PROVIDENCE – Between 2009 and 2015, homeownership declined in Rhode Island for every age group except for those 60 and older, according to a...
RHODE ISLAND'S MEDIAN income, according to the 2016 American Community Survey produced by the U.S. Census Bureau was $60,596, while its poverty rate was 12.8 percent for the year. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Report: R.I. has highest poverty rate in New England; 4th highest...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island ranked No. 25 for highest poverty rate in the nation, according to 2016 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau released...

R.I. 6th best in nation for health insurance enrollment

PROVIDENCE - U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2016 American Community Survey shows more Rhode Islanders were covered for health insurance in 2016 than...
FEDERAL FUNDING COMPRISED OF 31.9 percent of state revenue in fiscal 2015. /COURTESY THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Pew study: 31.9% of state revenue federally funded in fiscal 2015

PROVIDENCE - The federal share of state revenue in Rhode Island rose to 31.9 percent in fiscal year 2015, a 1.2 percent increase from...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED no. 4 in WalletHub's Worst State's to Start a Business rankings./ COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. ranks 4th worst place to start a business in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 4 on a list of the worst states in the United States to start a business, according to...
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