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A 48-year-old Cranston resident was sentenced Friday to serve 36 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, wire fraud, theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft. more
Cash collections increased in October and during the first fourth months of the fiscal year by 2.1 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, when compared with the corresponding periods last year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Friday. more
U.S. hiring picked up in November while the unemployment rate tumbled to a nine-year low on a drop in the number of people in the workforce and wages unexpectedly declined, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. more
It's been a roller coaster. more
The most Americans since June filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, indicating a possible pause in progress in the labor market. more
First District businesses reported ongoing moderate growth in sales or revenue, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. more
A 57-year-old Warwick woman pleaded no contest recently to Medicaid fraud for submitting false bills for patient incontinence supplies, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Wednesday. more
Tedco Inc. has been awarded a $150,000 Business Affected by Foreign Trade grant to increase productivity throughout its departments by the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration. more
Rhode Island preschool programs will receive $6,043,131 through the Preschool Development Grant Program funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, according to a Wednesday announcement made by U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
President-elect Donald Trump says he will make “sanctuary cities” help deport immigrants by taking away their federal funding if they don’t change their policies. more
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