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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade in a widely telegraphed move while signaling that the pace of subsequent increases will be “gradual” and in line with previous projections. more
J. Goodison Co. will expand its marine services business onto a newly improved, waterfront site at the Quonset Business Park, and with a new mobile ship hoist, begin servicing vessels as large as barges and passenger ferries. more
Americans have flocked back to pickups and SUVs as gasoline prices have fallen and that’s slowing U.S. automakers’ progress on fuel economy targets, according to new data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
(Updated 2:47 p.m.) Gold’s Gym is back open, a day after a Superior Court judge ordered it closed, and it has until the end of January to either vacate the premises or find a new owner, according to a court order released Wednesday. more
Providence is one of the best cities for startups in the country. more
New-home construction in the U.S. rebounded in November, led by gains in single-family dwellings that signal the residential real estate industry will continue to support growth in the world’s largest economy. more
What if the National Rifle Association is right that the no-fly list shouldn’t be used for denying people guns, as President Barack Obama has urged and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has said … more
Rhode Island will receive nearly $8.6 million in federal aid this week to help revitalize local neighborhoods and support affordable housing and economic development programs throughout the state, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
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