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Rhode Island’s troubled labor market continued to impede momentum that in March had otherwise improved across several economic sectors, according to the Current Conditions Index report released Monday by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, its fourth round of competitive grants. more
The Rhode Island School of Design on Monday kicked off National Manufacturing Month in October two days early with multiple events that includes the opening of Co-Works, a new facility focused on creation and collaboration. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue on Thursday released its economic development report for fiscal year 2012, providing a breakdown of tax incentives awarded by geographic region and company, and whether recipients met job-creation and wage-and-benefits goals. more
A miniature park near the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street and wider sidewalks are among the improvements slated for the area over the next six months, according to the city, Brown University and two neighborhood management groups. more
Two new public opinion surveys by Brown University’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions find that gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, and Providence mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza, both Democrats, lead their respective opponents by 10 points. more
Allan Tear, a co-counder and managing partner at the startup accelerator Betaspring, has seen firsthand how government can boost the economy by providing a little capital for private enterprise. more
The Providence Journal’s second-quarter profit more than doubled to $2.1 million, as revenue grew 1.1 percent to $22.3 million compared with the same period last year, according to an A.H. Belo Corp. filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made public Wednesday. more
Massachusetts and the nation are on track to experience solid growth for the balance of 2014 and through the first quarter of 2015, but “serious challenges remain,” according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
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