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Rhode Island ranked 19th highest among the states for having the highest income inequality, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. more
(Updated 2:32 p.m.) Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 4 percent over the year in August, the state Department of Revenue said Friday. more
In an ongoing effort to mend Providence roadways, the state is seeking $59 million in federal funding to improve the intersection where Route 6 and Route 10 meet Interstate 95 and the Providence Viaduct. more
The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in November, its third consecutive month-over-month decline and a two-tenths of a percentage point decline from the year prior. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
Aquanis Inc. has received a $224,969 National Science Foundation Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop and test a device intended to improve the efficiency and extend the service life of utility-scale wind turbines. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose for a fourth straight month, adding to signs that inflation is approaching the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, validating the Federal Reserve’s view of a vigorous labor market. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has called a noon news conference for Thursday at the Statehouse to make “a major jobs announcement” concerning Virgin Pulse. Raimondo is expected to be … more
(Updated 2:29 p.m.) Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening. more
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