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Rhode Island was one of 11 states that lost construction jobs over the year in July. It experienced a decline of 0.6 percent, or 100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Investor interest in hedge funds betting on distressed credit is growing as weaker economic growth creates more investment opportunities, according to Morgan Stanley. more
1Senate right not to ban vaping PUBLISHED IN PRINT: JULY 22 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 … more
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July 2016 in Rhode Island was 5.5 percent, unchanged from June 2016 and four-tenths of a percentage point less than a year earlier, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Consumer confidence rose last week from a three-month low as Americans felt better about the economy, their financial situation and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. job market remains healthy. more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to a SmartAsset study released Wednesday. more
The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance said on Wednesday that planning is underway for development of an Undersea Technology Innovation Center that will serve as a national hub. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday announced Bay Colony Development Corp., a certified development company, will now be allowed to serve all Rhode Island counties. more
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