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Worker productivity slumped in the fourth quarter by the most in almost two years, leading to a pickup in U.S. labor costs that threaten corporate profits. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week as employers continued to adjust staffing levels following the holidays. more
Leaders of the General Assembly, who have embraced a less expensive version of the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass reconstruction plan, appealed to business leaders Wednesday to support it as an economic investment. more
City Council members have pushed back against additional tax incentives for luxury condominiums in the Palmer Block, or Cosmopolitan building. more
(Updated, 4:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is seeking state help in collecting more taxes from the city’s largest nonprofits, specifically from “non-mission essential” properties, which could include parking lots that generate revenue or sites leased to businesses. more
Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa and Brian and Roberta Hunter from Lincoln will receive awards at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual dinner. more
The governor’s proposed truck toll plan, RhodeWorks, would generate substantial long-term funding for transportation projects, but may not provide enough revenue in the short term, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council said Wednesday. more
Unemployment rates were lower in December than a year ago in 296 out of 387 metropolitan areas in the nation, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, where the rate dropped to 4.9 percent from 6.2 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
Service industries expanded in January at the slowest pace in nearly two years, raising the risk that persistent weakness in manufacturing is starting to creep into the rest of the U.S. economy. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday released a nearly $9 billion budget proposal that targets increased state investment in education and workforce preparation, as well as economic … more
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