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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed a $696 million budget for fiscal 2016 on Thursday that he said takes a “major step” in addressing the city’s fiscal woes. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average over the past month to the lowest level in 15 years and underscoring labor-market strength. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. has announced a business trade mission to Taiwan and South Korea in August in an effort to increase the state’s exports. more
The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
Rhode Island is among the worst states for entrepreneurs, according to a GOBankingRates.com study released Monday. more
Rhode Island is the third-worst state for businesses, according to a CNBC study. more
Cash sales made up 29.5 percent of all home sales in Rhode Island in March, and 32.7 percent of all home sales in the Providence-Fall-River-Warwick metropolitan area, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is under pressure to show how far he’s willing to go to keep Greece in the euro as European leaders express skepticism he can deliver tough reforms. more
The commercial real estate landscape continues to strengthen in Rhode Island, characterized by decreasing vacancy rates and increasing rents across several markets, according to CB Richard Ellis-New England executives, who presented its 2016 Outlook for New England Tuesday. more
(Updated 3:46 p.m.) New England Institute of Technology is ranked 49th – up from 140th – in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of 290 of the best 2016 online bachelor’s programs. more
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