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(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Chase Bank NA and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. will pay Rhode Island $239,955 and an additional $13,000 in restitution to 20 Rhode Island consumers as part of a $136 million state and federal credit card debt collection settlement. more
(Updated 2:55 p.m.) The Tops Electrical Supply block downtown has been sold with eventual plans for mixed-use redevelopment, according to listing agent Peter M. Scotti & Associates Inc. Tops … more
Rhode Island has among the fewest properties at risk for hurricane storm surges, according to CoreLogic, which examined 19 states and the District of Columbia along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines. more
The Providence Foundation’s executive committee and board of trustees have voted to endorse the proposed Interstate 195 parcel for a new Pawtucket Red Sox baseball stadium. more
Since May 5, thousands of visitors have flocked to the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Fort Adams State Park, but downtown merchants said they had mixed experiences in welcoming the tourists. more
A revised proposal for RhodeWorks that takes into account additional federal funds for transportation, and which eliminates a reliance on toll-backed revenue bonding, will be introduced Thursday, according to legislative leaders and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
The proposed minor league baseball stadium will generate a peak traffic count of 1,800 vehicle trips an hour, when visitors arrive for the games or events, but will not tip surrounding intersections into failure, according to an analysis prepared for the team’s owners. more
Rhode Island’s fiscal 2013 total tax collections were 14th highest in the country when measured on personal income and per capita, at $111.18 per $1,000, and $5,132, respectively, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare.” more
August “arrived with a bang for Rhode Island,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
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