Updated March 22 at 9:20pm
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A year ago, the Federal Reserve was forced to back away from its earlier projection for four interest-rate increases in 2016. This year, everyone’s coming around to the Fed’s view. more
Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
Dr. Kathleen Hittner, R.I. health commissioner, recently provided some insight into Rhode Island’s mandated benefits and what the future might hold in light of plans pushed by the GOP-controlled Congress and President Donald J. Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. more
U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing, showing the labor market continued its steady growth in the new year. more
Raymond E. Gallison Jr., the former R.I. House finance chairman, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax charges, according to U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rebounded last week from a 44-year low, returning to a range that still shows strength in the labor market. more
Water and electric power plants don’t mix well naturally, unless you add some wind. more
The report card is in, and U.S. infrastructure is almost flunking. The American Society of Civil Engineers on Thursday assigned a grade of “D+” to the quality of U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure in a closely-watched assessment that the group publishes every four years. more
Former Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island executive Patrick Tigue has been appointed state Medicaid director, and will start the new position on March 20. more
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