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Rhode Island posted the third-highest unemployment rate in the country in July, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Monday. The Ocean State also experienced the third-largest drop in unemployment over the year. more
Rhode Island posted New England’s highest year-over-year gains in single-family and condominium transactions in July, according to data released Monday by Re/Max of New England. more
Retail sales rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, showing American households are regaining momentum as employment climbs. more
A middle-income family will spend $241,080 on average for 18 years to raise a child born in 2012, a 2.6 percent increase from a year ago that outpaces the broader inflation rate, according to a government report. more
AOL Inc. is eliminating about 500 positions at its struggling Patch local-news business, or close to half of the division’s more than 1,000 employees, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. more
WJAR-TV NBC 10 led its local competitors in total viewership in July and led the country in one time slot, according to Nielsen Co. data for the month provided by the station. more
Train service between T.F. Green and Gillette Stadium will resume Friday and run for all home Patriots games, the R.I. Department of Transportation and Rhode Island Airport Corporation announced Thursday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July, reflecting a rebound in multifamily projects that overshadowed a slowdown in single-family properties. more
The state unemployment rate edged up in July, though it remains lower than July of last year, according to a report released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The Washington Post’s website was hacked, sending some users who tried to access its stories to a Syrian hacker site. more
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