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Without question, the most exciting economic story of the past half century has been the dramatic, and probably unprecedented, decline in global poverty. more
When Rhode Island voters approved a $35 million bond in the 2014 election to be used to create a transit hub at the Providence train station, it was a shot in the arm for proponents of more robust public transportation options. The expectation was … more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded Riverzedge Arts a $249,000 state cultural facilities grant to fund the construction of a permanent headquarters in a former elementary school on Second Avenue in the Fairmount section of the city, according to a Monday release from the nonprofit organization. more
Peter Asen has been selected to serve as director of partnerships and intergovernmental affairs for Providence. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and M.S. in labor studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. more
Neena S. Savage has been appointed Rhode Island tax administrator. She is an attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience. She holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University. more
Thirty-three capital grants encompassing as many projects in 17 Rhode Island cities and towns totaling $3.8 million were awarded by the R.I. State Council on the Arts in partnership with the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission on Thursday. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to near the lowest level since the 1970s, consistent with a still-improving labor market, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. more
Companies added workers to U.S. payrolls in August in line with projections, contributing to signs of a steady labor market, data from ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
Worker pay in the U.S. rose as forecast in the first quarter, showing the steady drop in unemployment has yet to prompt employers to sweeten paychecks. more
Drew Carey, a Newport-based geologist and ecologist, researches how day-to-day activities of people impact the health of marine wildlife and the ocean floor, and what can be done to maintain a strong underwater ecosystem. "Our primary … more
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