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Analysis: Rhode Island's Kent County has 165th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Rhode Island's Kent County was nearly 700 in the third quarter of 2018, a 14-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 8th worst on property tax study

Rhode Island finished 43rd in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Which college baseball program grossed the most in Rhode Island

Bryant University, University of Rhode Island and Brown University top the list of highest grossing college baseball programs in Rhode Island in 2016

TEXTRON INC.: Textron Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on the company’s Common Stock.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND: Colonel James M. Manni Sworn in as 14th Superintendent of RI State Police at State House Ceremony

Colonel James M. Manni today became the 14th Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police after being sworn in by Governor Gina M. Raimondo during a formal ceremony attended by hundreds of well-wishers at the Rhode Island State House.

0.9 percent of Community College of Rhode Island students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 0.9 percentage of Community College of Rhode Island students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

9.8 percent of Providence College students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 9.8 percentage of Providence College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

5.2 percent of Johnson & Wales University-Providence students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 5.2 percentage of Johnson & Wales University-Providence students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Analysis: Rhode Island has 18th highest average credit card debt

Rhode Island finished 18th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

3.2 percent of University of Rhode Island students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 3.2 percentage of University of Rhode Island students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 23rd best in sales tax study

Rhode Island finished 23rd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

4.6 percent of Rhode Island College students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 4.6 percentage of Rhode Island College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Analysis: 3 Rhode Island medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Three Rhode Island medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

15.8 percent of Bryant University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 15.8 percentage of Bryant University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

10.5 percent of Brown University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 10.5 percentage of Brown University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

MIRIAM HOSPITAL: Study supports value of video games in promoting physical activity

Research led by a behavioral scientist at The Miriam Hospital is providing further evidence that active video games, such as the Wii and Xbox Kinect gaming systems, can help sedentary individuals achieve more physical activity than traditional exercise.

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL: RI Hospital leads trial of new model for pharmacies in opioid care

Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care at pharmacies to people with opioid use disorder, compared to usual care pathways at specialty clinics and doctors’ offices.

16.5 percent of Salve Regina University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 16.5 percentage of Salve Regina University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

9.5 percent of Roger Williams University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 9.5 percentage of Roger Williams University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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