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Providence College planned to kick off a $140 million comprehensive campaign Saturday night that is more than two-thirds complete, aiming to raise some $41 million in time for the school’s 100th anniversary in 2017. more
New England’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but Rhode Island still had the highest jobless rate among the six states at 7.7 percent. more
The $3.2 million Hope & Main culinary incubator officially opened Friday in the renovated former Main Street School with a ribbon cutting including town, state and federal officials. more
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. recently distributed $1.5 million in checks to Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns for profits from the sale of their recyclables in fiscal 2014. more
GTECH has signed a three-year contract with Lottotech in Mauritius, allowing GTECH to continue to be the exclusive provider of its instant-ticket printing and related services. more
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued a new publication highlighting New England’s top exports, showing that prices for the region’s top export industry, computer and electronics product manufacturing, decreased 0.6 percent between May and August. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area added 600 construction jobs in August compared with August 2013, a 3 percent gain, placing the area at No. 158 in a ranking of 339 metropolitan areas by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The U.S. jobless rate declined to a six-year low of 5.9 percent in September and employers in the U.S. added more workers than projected, signs of more vigor in the labor market that will help sustain faster economic growth. more
Hackers exploited an employee password to crack a JPMorgan Chase & Co. server and ultimately pull off one of the largest cyber-attacks ever, accessing data on 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. more
Rhode Island communities made no progress toward increasing the affordability of housing last year, HousingWorks Rhode Island at Roger Williams University said Friday in its annual Fact Book. more
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