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Colin Kane, chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, has offered his resignation to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who has accepted it, according to a statement from the governor’s office. more
Quonset Development Corporation is launching a new radio campaign to promote QuonsetJobs.com, an online initiative to make job seekers aware of positions in the Quonset Business Park and Port of Davisville. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate declined again in July to 7.7 percent, a slight drop compared with June but down almost 2 percentage points year over year, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
With the drop of Rhode Island’s unemployment rate in July to 7.7 percent, the state no longer claimed the highest jobless rate in the country for the first time since October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. more
(Updated, 9:45 p.m.) The Providence Journal has begun laying off employees in advance of its acquisition by the parent of Gatehouse Media Inc., according to comments from newsroom staff on social media. Rhode Island Public Radio reports that 22 editorial union personnel were losing their jobs. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to the highest level since July, boosted by further improvement in the labor market that will provide some traction for the economy after a weather-related slowdown early this year. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $20.7 million less than expected in April, resulting in a 6 percent monthly total general revenue shortfall compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Thursday. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has awarded $1.75 million in Innovative Partnership grants ranging in size from $86,000 to $196,000 to 13 organizations. more
NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season in the U.S. is in full swing after most retailers flung open their doors yesterday, offering bargains on everything from televisions to coffee brewers. Here’s … more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes slumped in November from a one-year high, underscoring the uneven nature of the current recovery in residential real estate that’s been one of its defining characteristics. more
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