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Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was No. 1 at 8.1 percent, and Mississippi, No. 2 with 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
WalletHub, the personal finance social network, released a study looking at the rates at which S&P 100 companies are taxed at the state, federal and international levels. more
Moody’s Investors Service issued a warning on April 17 regarding Rhode Island’s failure to reach a settlement with public employee unions over the state’s pension lawsuit, which will go trial on Sept. 15 following the breakdown in renewed mediation talks earlier this month. more
Forty-two Rhode Island restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites, hotels and local businesses were named 2014 Editors’ Choice winners in the Yankee Magazine Special Travel Guide’s “Best of New England” section. Featured in the May/June edition of the travel guide, on newsstands April 29, the Editors’ Choice winners were selected by Yankee Magazine’s editors and contributors and include more than 300 establishments throughout the New England region. more
Despite a drop in Rhode Island’s unemployment rate to a seasonally adjusted 8.7 percent in March, the Ocean State again ranked as the state with the highest jobless rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranks second in the nation for 2014 as one of the most livable downtowns in the U.S., according to Livability.com, a blog that produces the rankings annually. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
New England’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but Rhode Island still had the highest jobless rate among the six states at 7.7 percent. more
A nearly $4 million federal grant has been awarded to the Central Falls School District for a “restorative justice” project on how to make schools safer. more
The construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values, according to a study by University of Rhode Island economist Corey Lang. more
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