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Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator index increased in April to 131.3, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than in March, according to Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
(Updated 2:23 p.m.) The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged a former Bancorp Rhode Island Inc. board member with inside trading, alleging he tipped off three acquaintances about the bank’s potential acquisition with Brookline Bancorp Inc. in 2011. more
The share of workers who wish they were working more but can’t land full-time jobs might remain elevated even as the economy improves, new research suggests. more
With average monthly energy bills of $346, Rhode Island is the fifth most energy expensive state, according to the latest study by WalletHub. more
Among the 150 largest cities in the country, Providence ranks in the bottom half when it comes to how well it has recovered since the Great Recession ended six years ago. more
Gas prices rose 4 cents from last week in Rhode Island, but remained the same in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley made $330,000 in total compensation in 2014, ranking 61st among 238 chief executives at 220 public universities surveyed by the Chronicle of Higher Education. more
CVS Health Corp. opened its first MinuteClinic in Providence last week inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 799 Hope St., marking its sixth retail medical clinic to open in Rhode Island since October. more
In Rhode Island, Classical High School has the best teachers, followed by Portsmouth High School and Narragansett High School, according to a report by niche.com, which ranked select public schools in the state. more
The sponsor behind legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law said he is not seeking a vote at this time, and instead will seek funding to conduct a review of staffing and overtime to see if the state could benefit from a defined workweek for public safety personnel. more
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