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Employers added 215,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate held at a seven-year low of 5.3 percent, signs of further progress in the U.S. labor market that’s keeping the Federal Reserve on the path toward raising interest rates as soon as next month. more
Rhode Island again was one of five states with the most mortgages that were delinquent by 90 days or more in July, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
Revenue was $25.3 million more, or 1.1 percent higher, than what was expected through the first nine months of the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Friday. more
The “Hell Paitan” on Ken’s Ramen on Washington Street is one of the best places in the country to find a dish of “uncommon ramen,” according to Bon Appetit’s “Eat Like a Local” feature. more
Martha Sullivan, president and CEO of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., received a 3.5 percent increase in her total compensation package last year, to approximately $5.4 million. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $295,378 in funding to eight local organizations through its RIGHA Foundation Fund on Friday. more
Seven finalists have been selected in the 2016 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and their proposed businesses address problems in biotechnology, consumer, health care, information technology and the manufacturing industries. more
Cash sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area fell 9.1 percentage points over the year to 22.8 percent of total home sales in January, CoreLogic reported Friday. more
RespectAbility said that Rhode Island, as of 2014, ranked 32nd in employment of disabled persons, with only 33.9 percent of all 63,400 working-age Rhode Islanders who identify as disabled being employed. more
In advance of Tuesday’s presidential primary in Rhode Island, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics about Ocean State voters, showing that the majority – 79 percent – are white, and that 45.3 percent are between the ages of 18 and 44. more
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