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Workers don’t have a federal right to be paid for time spent in post-shift security searches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that will help Amazon.com Inc. fend off lawsuits seeking more than $100 million. more
The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has $1.3 million in funding available for schools to install solar energy systems, and has put out a call for requests for proposals. more
Kennedy Plaza will reopen on Jan. 17 after being closed since the summer for renovations, the R.I. Public Transit Authority said Tuesday. more
Approximately $350,000 in Affordable Care Act funding has been awarded to eight health centers in Rhode Island to invest in ongoing quality-improvement activities. more
Hasbro Inc. has been named one of the country’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an initiative that recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed in October to the second highest level in almost 14 years as employers looked for staff to contend with strengthening demand. more
McDonald’s Corp., facing its worst U.S. sales slump in more than a decade, is turning to customized menu items in a bid to lure more millennials and shake off its reputation for selling outdated fast food. more
Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year ago in 354 of the country’s 372 metropolitan areas, with the Providence-Fall-River-Warwick area experiencing among the greatest declines at 2.7 percentage points, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island exports increased 34 percent from August to September to $245 million from $182.9 million, according to the latest report from e-forecasting.com. more
Continuing its sustained trend, the price for self-serve, regular gasoline fell in the last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts by 7 cents per gallon, according to the weekly AAA Southern New England survey of prices. more
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