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GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Save The Bay offers volunteers opportunities to join or lead Earth Day cleanups throughout April

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Save The Bay has organized several beach cleanups around Narragansett Bay, giving individuals, families and groups many options for getting involved, before, during and after the Earth Day weekend.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND: Pension Fund earns $106 million in February

Rhode Island's pension fund earned $106 million from investments in the month of January, posting a 1.31 percent return.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Rhode Island rank 23rd highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Rhode Island ranked 23rd in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Washington County has fastest growing local economy in Rhode Island

Washington County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Rhode Island in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Inventories in motor vehicle bodies, trailers and parts industry climb 0.6 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the motor vehicle bodies, trailers and parts industry increase $164 million, or 0.6 percent, to $26.5 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in beverage and tobacco products industry climb 0.5 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the beverage and tobacco products industry increase $116 million, or 0.5 percent, to $24.9 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in information technology industries industry climb 0.8 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the information technology industries industry increase $333 million, or 0.8 percent, to $40.2 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in mining, oil and gas field machinery manufacturing industry climb 1.3 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the mining, oil and gas field machinery manufacturing industry increase $70 million, or 1.3 percent, to $5.6 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in communication equipment industry climb 1.1 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the communication equipment industry increase $62 million, or 1.1 percent, to $5.5 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in petroleum refineries industry climb 4.1 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the petroleum refineries industry increase $1.4 billion, or 4.1 percent, to $35.7 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in pulp, paper and paperboard mills industry climb 0.9 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the pulp, paper and paperboard mills industry increase $63 million, or 0.9 percent, to $6.8 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft industry climb 0.7 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft industry increase $877 million, or 0.7 percent, to $129 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in machinery industry climb 1 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the machinery industry increase $713 million, or 1 percent, to $71.6 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in printing industry climb 0.1 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the printing industry increase $3 million, or 0.1 percent, to $5.6 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in electrical equipment, appliances and components industry climb 1 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the electrical equipment, appliances and components industry increase $208 million, or 1 percent, to $20.3 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in electronic computer manufacturing industry climb 1 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the electronic computer manufacturing industry increase $16 million, or 1 percent, to $1.6 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in photographic equipment manufacturing industry climb 4.2 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the photographic equipment manufacturing industry increase $72 million, or 4.2 percent, to $1.8 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in petroleum and coal products industry climb 3.2 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the petroleum and coal products industry increase $1.3 billion, or 3.2 percent, to $41.7 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inventories in heavy duty truck manufacturing industry fall 1.7 percent in March

Inventories for businesses in the heavy duty truck manufacturing industry decrease $38 million, or 1.7 percent, to $2.2 billion in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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