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Participation rates on advanced placement exams increased by 7 percentage points compared with the previous year, according to the R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. more
Revenue exceeded expectations by 4.2 percent during the first month of the fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. more
Japan’s biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power. more
With only five games to go this season, attendance at Pawtucket Red Sox games is below last year’s level, according to information from the AAA minor league baseball team. more
Rhode Island’s budget process was ranked seventh in the nation, tying with Tennessee, by State Policy Reports, a Federal Funds Information for States publication. more
Central Falls public schools will be the first in the state to implement the COPsync911 alert system, which allows staff to send an immediate and silent alert to all other staff, the local law enforcement dispatch center, all patrol cars and on-duty law enforcement officers, in the event of an emergency. more
Medtronic PLC, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates on strong demand for its newest products to monitor the heart and repair damaged valves. more
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for the season opener after a judge overturned his four-game suspension for using underinflated footballs in a January playoff game. more
A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant for research to show how the nervous system functions in health and disease. more
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