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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of 351 metro areas out of 387 that experienced a year-over-year drop in its jobless rate in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Tom Brady’s suspension stands. National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected an appeal by the reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player against a four-game suspension Imposed in May for Brady’s involvement in the New England Patriots’ deflated-ball controversy. more
For the second consecutive month in June, Rhode Island had the largest year-over-year percentage-point decline in its unemployment rate among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. more
Rhode Island lost 1,600 construction jobs year over year in June, ranking it second-to-last among the states and the District of Columbia for construction employment, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
A statewide initiative was launched Monday to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders. more
(Updated 2:41, 4:10 and 4:56 p.m.) Reaction to Rhode Island’s new slogan, Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer, has been anything but lukewarm. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area inched up slightly in January compared with January 2015, CoreLogic said. more
While retail health care clinics have been viewed by policy makers and insurers as a way to decrease health care spending by replacing expensive emergency department or physician office visits, the clinics may actually increase spending if they create a demand for more services, typically an extra $14 annually. more
Thanks to a federal grant, University of Rhode Island ocean engineers and researchers in four other New England coastal states can continue to explore ways to protect shorelines. more
New England had the third-lowest unemployment rate in June among the nine geographic divisions nationwide at 4.8 percent in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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