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Employers boosted payrolls in April by the most in two years and the jobless rate plunged to 6.3 percent as companies grew confident the U.S. economy is emerging from a first-quarter slowdown. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and state legislators will join University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley and other school officials on Monday, May 5, for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the URI Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants totaled just under $1.77 million in December, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the $1.64 million collected in December 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Monday. more
Deepwater Wind LLC announced Monday the securing of more than $290 million in debt and equity financing for its five-turbine, 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm project. more
The Providence Journal building is under agreement for sale to local development company Cornish Associates, which hopes to close on the property by the end of March, according to Arnold B. “Buff” Chace Jr., managing general partner for Cornish. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
A web-based employment search firm based in Westbrook, Maine, has upgraded its Rhode Island site, the first of six New England states to get enhanced tools for employers and users engaged in the job search. more
The U.S., the world’s biggest beef consumer, is lifting a ban on imports from Ireland more than 15 years after mad cow disease spurred restrictions of supplies from Europe. more
The Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates too soon because the U.S. economy still needs the support of easy monetary policy, said John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed. more
Single-family home sales rose 3 percent and the median price of single-family homes rose 6 percent in January compared with January 2014, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
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