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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
Rhode Island’s top transportation official has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the campaign to raise the height of a planned Providence River pedestrian bridge and extend a riverwalk through the former Interstate 195 land. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 5 percent in October and the median price of those sales spiked 14 percent compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Hasbro Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $180.5 million on revenue of $1.47 billion, fueled by growth in the boys category, where revenue jumped 22 percent alone, thanks to sales of Nerf, Transformers, Marvel and Star Wars products. more
Rhode Island restaurants will see a 15.7 percent increase in employment during the 2014 summer season, according to a report released Thursday by the National Restaurant Association. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue described state hotel tax collections as “up modestly” for July. more
July’s hotel, meal and beverage tax collections increased over June’s numbers, and also bested the numbers posted in July 2013, according to information released by the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Although Rhode Island’s unemployment rate posted a significant drop in June to 7.9 percent, the state jobless rate tied with Mississippi as the highest in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked 47th among states and the District of Columbia for a year-over-year loss of 200 construction jobs in March, according to an analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island earned a C+ on Education Week’s Quality Counts report, with the ranking reflecting strength in the “chance for success” category but weakness in a K-12 “achievement index.” more
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