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(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
More U.S. cities are hiring than at any time since the Great Recession as the reviving economy and rising property taxes allow higher spending for a second straight year, according to a report released last week. more
Rocky Point will open to the public on Oct. 25 for the first time in two decades so visitors can see how it is being redeveloped into a coastal state park. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer by sales, raised its profit forecast after quarterly earnings beat analyst estimates as more people signed up for Medicaid services under Obamacare. more
Nearly 300 job seekers attended an informational job fair at Newport Grand on Wednesday, according to a press release from Jobs for Newport. more
Rhode Island homeowners pay 8 percent more for homeowner’s insurance after making a claim, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report, a figure that is below the national average of 9 percent. more
Rhode Island ranked 29th on the annual Opportunity Index, released Monday from the national campaign, Opportunity Nation. more
The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition is partnering with the Bryant Marketing Association, a volunteer, student-led group at Bryant University, to promote its 2015 competition using social media tools. more
Purchases of new homes in the U.S. were little changed in September after the prior month was revised down, showing an uneven recovery that will limit how much residential real estate contributes to growth. more
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