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Christmas is a week away, but temperatures more typical of spring than mid-winter are draining global energy markets of any festive spirit. more
DESIGNxRI has unveiled recipients of the Providence Design Catalyst grant program, in which 17 city businesses will receive up to $35,000 each. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
State Street Corp. said Thursday that it may have overcharged asset servicing clients by $200 million or more over the past 18 years. more
The Providence metropolitan area had the third-highest year-over-year increase in home sales in the nation in November at 14.7 percent, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage firm. more
Almost one in four Americans said in December that the economy is getting better, helping give expectations a boost for a second month. 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
Representatives of the R.I. Commerce Corporation told state lawmakers Thursday that the agency has not dispersed any new loans or awarded financial incentives created in the fiscal 2016 budget, but has laid the groundwork for evaluating applications for state assistance. more
The World Match Racing Tour will visit Newport next year, Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, said Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
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