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Rhode Island ranked second to last for its construction unemployment rate of 8.4 percent in August, ahead of only New Mexico, which had a 9.8 percent rate, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. said Thursday. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods were little changed in August, while shipments of capital equipment declined for a fourth straight month, indicating lingering weakness in manufacturing. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts fell 2 cents this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
(Updated, 3:53 p.m.) Findings of a Bryant University study unveiled Monday at Quonset Business Park showed state and federal investments in the site have helped produce a thriving manufacturing industry for Rhode Island. more
Updated 1:18 p.m. There’s going to be a new way to get to Block Island. The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on Thursday approved an application filed by Rhode Island Fast Ferry Inc. more
Reason Foundation published its 22nd annual Highway Report on Thursday ranking all 50 states in terms of overall highway performance and cost effectiveness. The news isn’t good for Rhode Island, as its 47th ranking lands it only three spots higher than last place Alaska. more
The construction industry in Rhode Island ranked 28th in nation for year-over-year employment growth, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. more
The art of creating a well-used public space begins with good ears. Birchwood Design Group, a relatively young company, listens closely to what its clients want in a new landscape or a refreshed one. This month, the opening of the new … more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, up one-tenth of one percentage point from July and down two-tenths of one percentage point from the year prior, reported the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
The debate about what – if anything – should be done to reduce the number of panhandlers downtown intensified as a group of homeless advocates clashed with members of the business community over how to move forward. more
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