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Reason Foundation published its 22nd annual Highway Report on Thursday ranking all 50 states in terms of overall highway performance and cost effectiveness. The news isn’t good for Rhode Island, as its 47th ranking lands it only three spots higher than last place Alaska. more
Companies that remove snow, supply electricity to commercial customers and remove toxins from drinking water were among the 30 local enterprises that were recognized Wednesday night at Providence Business News’ fifth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies event, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Lifespan have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership in an effort to advance treatment and expand research. Details will be finalized early next year. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates. more
James V. Rosati, president and CEO of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. for more than a decade, will retire next July. more
The Sojourner House, a domestic violence agency serving Providence and northern Rhode Island, announced Wednesday it has expanded its mission to include and serve the needs of victims of sexual assault. more
Seven private commercial and Medicaid health insurance plans active in Rhode Island received 4.5 out of five stars or higher in the 2016-2017 National Committee for Quality Assurance ranking, according to the NCQA report. more
A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
A former Bank of America Corp. managing director who accused the institution of being a “bros club” that favored male employees withdrew her lawsuit, according to a filing in New York federal court Wednesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced today her goal of having 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold a college degree by 2025. more
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