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Since May 5, thousands of visitors have flocked to the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Fort Adams State Park, but downtown merchants said they had mixed experiences in welcoming the tourists. more
Sources confirmed Friday that Cape Wind Associates LLC has ended payments and an existing lease agreement option with Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. more
The proposed minor league baseball stadium will generate a peak traffic count of 1,800 vehicle trips an hour, when visitors arrive for the games or events, but will not tip surrounding intersections into failure, according to an analysis prepared for the team’s owners. more
Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Rhode Island is an example, as it has maintained a 7.6 unemployment rate since August. more
The Rhode Island unemployment rate has dropped to 7.9 percent in June, its lowest level since July of 2008, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, however, the Rhode Island unemployment rate remains 1.8 percent higher than the U.S. average of 6.1 percent for June. more
Quonset Development Corporation’s board of directors approved a lease option Tuesday for Cape Wind Associates LLC for property that could be used for staging components for the Massachusetts energy company’s planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Britain’s largest taxpayer-owned lender, posted a seventh straight annual loss after writing down its U.S. unit and forecast higher restructuring costs as it shrinks its investment bank. more
The U.S. economy looks set to come out of its soft patch just as the labor market entered one of its own. more
Employers in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in January, capping the biggest three-month gain in 17 years, and workers’ earnings jumped. more
Gasoline prices increased 4 cents in Rhode Island, and 3 cents in Massachusetts, from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
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