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City planners have received preliminary plans to build a six-story apartment building on Hospital Street in the Jewelry District. more
The U.S. economy expanded more than estimated in the second quarter, providing evidence that growth is picking up as the nation overcomes the effects of federal tax increases and budget cuts. more
The fiscal policies of the federal government are slowing the economy in the Bay State, according to the latest report from the MassBenchmarks editorial board, released Thursday. more
A state audit commissioned by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee found that the Renewable Energy Development Fund run by the R.I. Economic Development Corporation mismanaged grant money, failed to adequately monitor or report grants and in some cases overpaid grant recipients, Associated Press reported. more
Industrial production rose in June by the most in four months, signaling U.S. manufacturing is improving heading into the second half of the year. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has issued roughly $130,000 in grants to 36 Rhode Island businesses in the most recent round of the board’s express grant program, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate was unchanged in June at 8.9 percent after an increase of 0.1 percentage points in May broke 10 consecutive months of declines, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Housing, social service and defense industry leaders will join Rhode Island’s U.S. Senate delegation Wednesday for a roundtable discussion on the local impacts of federal spending cuts known as sequestration. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a statewide marketing campaign to highlight Rhode Island’s business and research success stories. more
During the past year, construction employment in Rhode Island fell nearly 9 percent, or 1,400 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
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