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The pursuit of higher education may be exacerbating gaps in financial well-being between blacks and whites, rather than narrowing them. more
Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2005, has weakened, but is still expected to make an impact in Rhode Island. more
Ocean State Job Lot recently purchased a 22-acre site for $1.28 million on Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Business Park to expand its distribution center. more
Companies kept adding to payrolls in August while measures of slack in the labor market were little changed, signaling steady hiring in the face of lackluster global growth. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate fell 0.3 percentage points over the year to 1.3 percent in August, but the number of completed foreclosures grew to 1,601 in August compared with 1,372 in August 2015, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
For the fourth year in a row, the annual pay raise awarded to U.S. employees will hold steady at 3 percent, according to a new study. It's just another sign that companies have started to rethink the way they compensate employees. more
The Chanler at Cliff Walk and The Spiced Pear at The Chanler have been nominated for 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area is one of the worst in the nation for homeowners, thanks to high maintenance expenses, minimal home price appreciation and expensive energy costs, Bankrate.com said Wednesday. more
American service companies expanded in September at the fastest rate in almost a year, returning the economy’s biggest segment to a steady growth path after a slump in the prior month. more
Unemployment rates were lower than a year ago in September in 224 out of 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, which saw the rate fall to 4.8 percent from 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week. more
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