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Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has filled three key positions in his administration, naming Tony Simon chief of staff, Brett Smiley chief operating officer and Rep. Grace Diaz senior adviser on community relations. more
Rhode Island added 700 construction jobs from August 2013 to August 2014, a 4.3 percent increase, ranking it No. 18 in a listing of all states, including the District of Columbia, regarding construction employment. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in August for the first time in five months as investors retreated from the market. more
The Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame will induct four individuals at a “Hall of Fame party” on Thursday. more
Efforts to create a new national park in the Blackstone River Valley moved forward after the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act late last week. more
Amica Insurance received the highest score among homeowner insurers in J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Household Insurance Study released last week, marking the 13th year in a row that Amica has ranked highest in customer satisfaction. more
(Updated, 5:20 p.m.) Citizens Financial Group Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, raised $3 billion in its initial public offering, pricing the shares below the marketed range. more
The share of mortgage lending to minority borrowers fell to at least a 14-year low as U.S. regulators struggle to ease credit to blacks and Hispanics shut out of the housing recovery. more
Three Rhode Island public schools have been honored as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. more
Rhode Island never had any unhealthy air quality levels this summer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
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