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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
(Updated 4:19 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent for March, a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from a revised 6.4 percent in February, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s working group to “reinvent Medicaid” on Thursday delivered a report containing proposals to cut $91.1 million from the state program, largely at the expense of hospitals and nursing homes. more
PROVIDENCE – The commission overseeing development of the former Interstate 195 lands released a series of documents Tuesday prepared by the Pawtucket Red Sox in its request to move the team to a … more
The state Department of Labor and Training is soliciting planning grant proposals for Real Jobs RI, which focuses on employers’ needs and is part of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s jobs plan to jumpstart the Rhode Island economy. more
A nearly $4 million federal grant has been awarded to the Central Falls School District for a “restorative justice” project on how to make schools safer. more
The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
The unemployment rate for Rhode Island for September remained unchanged at 7.6 percent compared with August, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
A convenient and reliable mass-transit system is needed in Rhode Island to encourage statewide economic development and reduce carbon emissions. However, it is obvious that Rhode Islanders prefer privacy when they commute to work. New, expensive light rail or streetcar systems will not be used by Rhode Island’s commuters. more
Owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox presented a detailed plan for moving the AAA team to downtown Providence Monday, earning a skeptical if not critical reception from the commission that controls the site the team wants for its new ballpark. more
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