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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
The original plan for Village on the Waterfront, a 50-acre development proposed for the East Providence waterfront, would have included 400 condominium units among the first phases. After reading a series of marketing reports, and observing … more
Boston is the most energy efficient city in the nation, while Providence lags behind at No. 32, according to the second edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
Nortek Inc. widened its first-quarter loss to $13.9 million, which is $5.3 million more than it reported during the year-ago first quarter. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the second week in a row, 4 cents and 9 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
Sales of previously owned homes fell short of a 5 million annual rate in February for a second month, showing an industry struggling to gain traction amid rising prices and a lack of inventory. more
A restaurant can be exceptional without a national ranking. But when it reaches a Five Star rating in Forbes Travel Guide, the national attention is immediate. One restaurant in Rhode Island reached that status in 2015. Seasons, the … more
President of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors discusses recent efforts to attach new taxes in Rhode Island to property transactions. more
Rhode Island Housing has received $3 million in the fiscal 2016 state budget to supplement private development of affordable apartments. more
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