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The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Janet Yellen’s big challenge next week is clear communication about a clouded outlook. more
Meeting and convention business was so strong in the Providence/Warwick area in the second half of 2015 that it pushed up demand for rooms for the individual traveler, in turn driving up room rates. more
Almost a third of Americans said in January that the economy was improving, helping to boost expectations to a seven-month high even as sentiment around current conditions withered. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
Papa Razzi, a longtime Garden City restaurant, is closing Jan. 31, and will be replaced by Avvio Ristorante in the spring. more
Roger Williams Park Zoo has won the Quarter Century Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, in the company of 118 other facilities across the country. more
Rhode Islanders face the ninth-highest state and local tax burden in the country, with 10.8 percent of their income going to taxes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation. more
Turmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 550 points and global equities approached a bear market that is fueling a rush into haven assets. more
Cape Air will no longer offer seasonal summer service from T.F. Green to Block Island, the airline announced this week. more
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