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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, a drop of 2.2 percentage points from April 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Tracy L. Lafreniere was named Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony Thursday morning at North Smithfield Elementary School, where she works as a reading specialist and literacy coach. more
Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded $5.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to support its cancer research program. more
Rhode Island is one of the top 10 states where people take to Twitter to complain about their jobs. more
A total of $210,000 in Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants have been awarded to 15 recipients by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the R.I. Food Policy Council. more
The Brickle Group has been awarded a $29.3 million contract – the largest it has won in years – by the U.S. Defense Department to produce berets for American military personnel, the Woonsocket Call has reported. more
The governor said he was never told that Boston’s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics included plans to use an expanded convention center in South Boston, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
The Ocean State will receive $270,385 through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Clean Vessel Act grant program to support recreational boating infrastructure and marine sewage disposal facilities. more
Rhode Island is the most food-friendly state, according to a list by Retale, a Web-based service and app for shoppers. more
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