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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.9 percent in May after 10 consecutive months of declines, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services announced Thursday that R.I. Economic Development Corporation revenue bonds issued for 38 Studios LLC, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed videogame company, will not be affected by the state’s decision to openly consider defaulting on the bonds, reported Reuters. more
Rhode Island demonstrated minimal improvement, and garnered mostly failing grades, in an annual Manufacturing and Logistics National Report from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. more
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing progress on reducing joblessness remains uneven amid slower growth this quarter. more
Foreclosure totals throughout the state in the first quarter of 2013 fell to their lowest first quarter numbers since 2009, affordable homes coalition HousingWorks RI in a new report on Thursday. more
Table gaming officially opened to the public at Twin River on Wednesday after a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance to the table games’ first-floor space this morning. more
The historic Anthony-Kinney Farm has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, the R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission announced Wednesday. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated following a two-day rally in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting for signs about when it plans to scale back stimulus measures. more
The House Finance Committee approved an $8.2 billion Rhode Island budget for fiscal 2014 unveiled by Democratic leaders Tuesday night that forgoes a corporate tax-rate cut sought by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, but includes the first state payment for the failed 38 Studios LLC loan guarantee. more
Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, is challenging a Pentagon plan to use a Lockheed Martin Corp. anti-ship weapon and is asking for a chance to offer an alternative. more
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