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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped to 8.7 percent in March, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Still higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for March, the Rhode Island figure is the lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, the DLT said in a release.
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Webster Bank sees 2.2% profit gain in 1Q, driven by loan growth

(Updated, 4:32 p.m.) Webster Financial Corp., parent company of Webster Bank, N.A., reported net income of $47.8 million in the first three months of 2014, an increase of 2.2 percent compared with … Yesterday at 12:25 PM

Beige Book: Spring holds hopes for New England businesses

With the onset of spring, New England businesses are relying on improved consumer confidence and higher sales to drive economic recovery after a difficult first quarter affected by severe winter … Yesterday at 11:23 AM

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Senate task force recommends ‘pay-as-you-go’ financing for future school improvements

Rhode Island should prioritize its school building improvements and finance them with a “pay-as-you-go” approach, instead of borrowing, which costs the state millions of dollars in interest, a …

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Providence is among seven U.S. cities hiring aggressively in the top 10 most desirable “flexible” career fields, FlexJobs.com reported Thursday.

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Startups are a spark on Rhode Island’s business landscape, and angel capital is critical in getting these often innovative ventures launched.

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The 6th annual Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival runs April 22-27 in Providence and Warwick and features 100 films, live music, stand up comedy and an art exhibit.
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