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(Updated, 9:45 p.m.) The Providence Journal has begun laying off employees in advance of its acquisition by the parent of Gatehouse Media Inc., according to comments from newsroom staff on social media. Rhode Island Public Radio reports that 22 editorial union personnel were losing their jobs. more
The Department of Environmental Management said that farm viability grants totaling $255,543 have been awarded for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. more
Capital Properties reported Friday third-quarter net income of $448,000, or 7 cents a share, compared to a loss of $65,000, or 1 cent a share, for the same three-month period in 2013. more
The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
Focus group research conducted by the American Democracy Project at RIC shows that R.I. voters are not confident their next governor will improve the state’s economic outlook. The … more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
The United States is preparing to sue Bank of America Corp. amid an impasse in talks to resolve government probes of the lender’s sale of mortgage-backed bonds before the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said. more
The Quonset Business Park will be the site for a free, public monthly job fair, according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. more
An anonymous, $1.5 million gift to the Moses Brown School will be used to establish a sailing and marine education center in Cranston at the former Edgewood Yacht Club. more
Tinker|Bristol, a nonprofit manufacturing incubator, is slated to open on Wood Street in the spring, according to a news release from the company. more
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