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(Updated 6:40 p.m.) Rhode Island legislative leaders on Wednesday revealed an early divide over a proposal that would provide two years of free tuition to college students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at the state’s public institutions. more
As of January, Rhode Island has recovered 80.4 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training said Tuesday. more
Employers in May added the fewest number of workers in almost six years, reflecting broad cutbacks that may raise concern about U.S. growth and prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to put off an increase in interest rates. more
Abigail P. Johnson is taking full control of Fidelity Investments as the money management giant faces intense competition for assets and clients from rivals, including Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc. more
Coleman Realtors LLC has joined Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, expanding the firm’s presence in Rhode Island. The firm has grown from four offices located in Charlestown, Narragansett, Providence and Westerly, to six, with new offices opening in Barrington and East Greenwich. more
Most people prefer stuffing with their turkey over mashed potatoes, and if given the opportunity, they’d like to share their Thanksgiving meal with award-winning actress Meryl Streep. more
The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull, assuaging fears of broader cutbacks by companies. more
Providence County’s average weekly wage in the second quarter was $993, $4 higher than the nationwide average and $44 higher than Rhode Island’s average weekly wage, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
If you’re searching for Valentine’s Day plans, don’t leave out Providence. It was named 12th-most romantic city in the nation by Travel + Leisure in a list of the top 20. more
ChemArt has rebranded its custom ornaments and keepsakes business as Beacon Design. more
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