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The Rhode Island unemployment rate for January dropped by a tenth of a percentage point to 5.3 percent compared with December, even as the number of jobs in the state fell, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The great American jobs machine keeps humming and inflation is finally stirring to life. Still, economists are split over how aggressively the Federal Reserve will signal its next interest-rate move when policy makers meet on March 15-16. more
In reaction to the truck tolls associated with RhodeWorks, the Northeast Trucking Association Executives Council is working to relocate to Maine a 2018 annual meeting that had been set for Newport – a change the council chairman says could cost Rhode Island $250,000 or more in revenue. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
Rhode Island has some of the highest taxes in the nation, according to WalletHub, the 10th highest on property and the highest on automobiles. more
The Providence City Council is hiring the state’s former attorney general to review the city’s licensing board, citing the need for ensuring fair policies and procedures. more
Filming for “The Discovery,” a sci-fi love story starring Robert Redford and Rooney Mara, will be shot in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island commuters who use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail will see a $2 roundtrip increase in the daily fare, under a series of system-wide increases expected to take effect July 1. more
More than $3.5 million has been awarded to support 37 local homeless housing and service programs in Rhode Island, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Tuesday. more
Rhode Island will receive $7.7 million this year to fund fish and wildlife conservation projects, as well as recreational opportunities and open space preservation, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
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