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Construction employment fell 0.6 percent in Rhode Island in June, to 16,800 from 16,900 in June 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 5.5 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from May, according to data released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Cash collections climbed 2.1 percent through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, to $3.2 billion compared with $3.1 billion during the same fiscal period a year ago, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
(Updated 12:46 p.m.) Distressed sales accounted for 12.3 percent of all homes sold in Rhode Island in April, and 10 percent of all homes sold in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area that same month, CoreLogic said this week. more
Warwick is the most affordable place to live in Rhode Island, according to a SmartAsset study. more
Released in the United States on July 6, Pokémon GO has dominated many people's smartphone screens and time, with more than 15 million downloads globally. The free app revitalizes the popular Japanese gaming franchise that rose to popularity in the … more
The R.I. Senate made the right decision when it chose not to pass a ban on the use of e-cigarettes, or "vaping," early in the morning on the last day of the legislative session. The Senate's decision made sense, since vaping is the most … more
The number of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labor market remains steady. more
Christopher Samih-Rotondo is the community organizer for the Tenant and Homeowner Association at DARE, or Direct Action for Rights and Equality, a Providence-based organization. He has held this position for five years. He is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and an occasional contributor to local media, including the RI Future blog. more
Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the sale of 5 Courageous Circle. At $2,235,000, the sale was the highest-priced in the town this year, according to its announcement. more
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