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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating the Federal Reserve’s view of a stronger labor market. more
Rhode Island chefs were shut out of the finalist nominations for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards announced yesterday in San Francisco. more
Capital Properties Inc. reported a 51.3 percent increase in profit in 2015, to $2.2 million, or 33 cents per share, compared with profit of $1.4 million, or 22 cents per share, in 2014. more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 8.1 percent, and 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 3.9 percent, when comparing December with December 2014, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
The cost of building wind farms off the U.S. coast may decline as much as 55 percent within 13 years, letting developers offer clean power at rates competitive with market prices, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of Delaware. more
The world’s largest currency union contains about 1.7 billion people and accounts for more than a third of global economic output. It also may be headed for a breakup – and that’s a risk to which policy makers everywhere should be paying a lot more attention. more
Consumer prices in the U.S. excluding food and fuel climbed more than forecast in February for a second month, adding to signs inflation is moving closer to the Federal Reserve’s target. The overall cost of living fell amid cheaper fuel. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is open to the idea of allowing a referendum on the legalization of recreational marijuana. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday defended her track record of attracting outside businesses to Rhode Island, saying her efforts are ongoing and that results take time. more
As of January, Rhode Island has recovered 80.4 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training said Tuesday. more
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