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The Newport, Westerly and Providence school systems were named Monday as the initial districts in Rhode Island for the P-Tech initiative, designed to allow public school students to receive workplace training and a community college education while attending high school. more
Rhode Island is one of the unfriendliest states when it comes to taxes, according to Kiplinger’s. more
PROVIDENCE – The annual value of defense contracts awarded in the state has more than tripled since fiscal 2007, bucking a downward national trend in the value of such contracts, according to a report by the Department of Defense's Office of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE – The state Department of Labor and Training has ordered Mancieri Flooring Co. LLC to pay $331,000 in fines and back wages for fraudulently filling out weekly payroll records and improperly classifying employees as independent … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker has proposed expanding the state's cap on charter schools to add up to 12 new ones or expansions annually. Baker on Oct. 8 said he would seek to file legislation to exceed the current cap of 120, to add up to … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – August "arrived with a bang for Rhode Island," according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. His monthly Current Conditions Index, which measures economic momentum, surged to 92, its highest value … more
In a lot of ways, traditional pensions are much better than the so-called defined contribution plans -- mostly 401(k)s -- that have largely replaced them in the U.S. private sector. more
Providence was one of 22 cities that participated in the 33rd annual assessment of hunger and homelessness recently conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors. more
Faster growth in some commercial real-estate markets underscores the risk of creating imbalances in the U.S. economy the longer the Federal Reserve keeps their benchmark interest rate close to zero, said Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren. more
Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also holding the line on firings. more
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